Horror Hotel
Horror Hotel (1961)

A young coed goes to New England to write a paper on witchcraft. Her professor recommends that she spend her time in a small inn called the Raven's Inn. There, she notices some strange happenings. And, then she discovers she is marked… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 12, 1961
DVD Release Date: August 5, 1998
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A low-rent Psycho-like flick that's more creepy than scary.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Not as scary as you'd like

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Astute viewers will catch that a narrative bait and switch mirrors one from the same year's Psycho -- it's just one of the startling developments in a film full of fine characterizations, intelligent dialogue, and a pervasive atmosphere of dread.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Cheesy horror that looks like a TV show.

Steve Biodrowski

It sports what may be the best, most terrifying (happy) ending ever seen in a genre fear fest - a genuine tour-de-force so powerful in its imagery that it almost single-handedly erases any reservations one has about the rest of the movie.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

It may seem a somewhat trite and corny affair when compared with today's definition of 'horror movies,' but this one has the market cornered on atmosphere.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I don't know why you'd want to study witchcraft in college, but I suppose someone might want to. And then to visit an old village in the middle of… More
Michael Gildea
Admittedly a bit hokey, but the atmosphere (especially during the final showdown) is spectacular.
Stephen M
Given the runaway success of Hammer's horror movies at the time that this rival feature was made, I find it remarkable that, besides poaching one of the… More
Danny Rovira
John Liewellyn Moxey's imaginative, spooky, hugely enjoyable witchcraft chiller. It begins with the burning of witch Elizabeth Selwyn, chillingly played by… More
jd cryptic
One of my favorite old horror films! Also one of the most atmospheric horror films ever made. To me, atmosphere is definitely one of the most important… More