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One of the scariest moments in the film, the "buckling door," was achieved quite easily. "The door was all laminated wood, layers of wood on top of others. All I had was a strong prop man on the other side who would push it and move it. That's all it was and it scared the hell out of everybody."* See the clip.

Wise, representing the DGA, accompanied some members of a House subcommittee investigating the "moral rights" of filmmakers to Color Systems Technology's lab. He was horrified to see that technicians were in the process of colorizing THE HAUNTING. Because it had been specified in his contract that the film was to be shot in black and white, the DGA backed him up and Turner Entertainment Company chose not to distribute the colorized version.*


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1. Robert Wise On His Films, p. 177


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