The Legacy 1978


More British haunted house hokum from 1978, with imported US stars Katherine Ross (The Graduate) and Sam Elliot finding life in an English country manor can be deadly.  Margaret Walsh (Ross) is one of five people invited to the mansion, the others seem to have gathered for the reading of a will, but the reality is they’re being knocked off one by one; The Who’s Roger Daltry chokes on a chicken bone. A hot of aging UK smoothies, including John Standing, Charles Grey and Lee Montague are in support, and Richard Marquand, pre-Return of the Jedi, gives The Legacy a rather nasty edge. As the Agatha Christie murder mystery gives way to something more demonic, Marquand keeps the oddly mismatched elements of The Legacy in sync to enjoyable effect.


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