Richard Johnson returns to the scene of the screams: Ettington Park manor house, the 15th century mansion where exteriors for The Haunting were filmed. (Photo copyright: Mark Mawston. All rights reserved.)
Cinema Retro and T.W.I.N.E. Tours recently conducted the Movie Magic Tour of British film locations. Thanks to all who joined us on an unforgettable journey through film history. Participants from the United States, UK, Canada and Australia got to experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour that included a Q&A with Sir Roger Moore; attending Fanfest, the largest gathering of James Bond actors ever staged; an exclusive tour of Portmeirion, the fabled Wales location of The Village from the classic TV series The Prisoner, a screening of MGM's How the West Was Won in original Cinerama format and a very special event relating to the classic 1963 horror film The Haunting. Not only did the group get to stay at the luxurious Ettington Park manor house where exteriors for the movie were shot, but we also invited the film's star Richard Johnson to join us as a surprise guest. Richard delighted attendees by helping to host a candlelight screening of the film and managed to summon the courage to spend the night in what is reputed to be England's most legendary haunted house! A full report will be posted as soon as the jet lag from our whirlwind adventure fades and there will be coverage in issue #18 of Cinema Retro.