House of the Long Shadows (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

House of the Long Shadows (1983)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Based on George M. Cohan's spoof Seven Keys to Baldpate, an American mystery novelist (Desi Arnaz Jr.) makes a wager which requires him to spend the night in a haunted manor in Wales.


Vincent Price
as Lionel Grisbane
Desi Arnaz Jr.
as Kenneth Magee
Peter Cushing
as Sebastian Grisbane
John Carradine
as Lord Grisbane
Sheila Keith
as Victoria
Julie Peasgood
as Mary Norton
Richard Todd
as Sam Allison
Norman Rossington
as Stationmaster
View All

Critic Reviews for House of the Long Shadows

All Critics (2)

Too bad the update doesn't come off as good as it should have been, though it comes through as a campy romp and has a few wonderful moments.

February 10, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Desi Arnaz Jr. is deadly in the largest role -- and the two twist endings (present in the source material) are strictly take-it-or-leave-it -- but the presence of Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee allow all the shenanigans to go down easy.

September 26, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for House of the Long Shadows

This could have been a good movie if it weren't so predictable. First of all, Price, Lee, and Cushing are the only actors who get any interesting lines throughout the whole movie. The rest of the cast can hardly act, and their lame dialogue isn't helping any. You may think today that the plot is old, but even in 1984 it was an overly used plot. The only thing that this film had going for it when it came out was its cast of famous horror film actors, which is the reason I wanted to see the movie too. In fact, this movie wouldn't have been so bad if it didn't have a predictable twist at the end.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

House of the Long Shadows Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features