A struggling screenwriter takes a holiday rental on a large house in Wales in order to get past his writer’s block. However, the house comes with a hitch: there’s an old lady living on the attic floor. She never goes out, she’s blind, and apparently she gets her nutrition from the air. It turns out the house (or something) is evil but because our “hero” is a dope, he decides to fight the scary house rather than demand a refund from his realtor.
Instead of this flick, I recommend Burnt Offerings (1976), which is so much better. It’s essentially the same storyline — including the mysterious old lady in the attic that comes as part of the rental. It’s directed by Dan Curtis and stars Oliver Reed and Karen Black. And you know how I love me some Karen Black. Oliver Reed, not so much. I always thought he was kind of creepy.
So what was the K.C. knitting while watching this?