House of the Long Shadows (1983)

Director
Pete Walker

Main cast
Vincent Price; Christopher Lee; Peter Cushing; Desi Arnaz Jr.; John Carradine

Genres
Mystery, Horror, Comedy, Thriller

Description
An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers that the manor, thought empty, actually has several, rather odd, inhabitants.


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