What's the Difference between Hell House the Book and The Legend of Hell House the Movie?


Hell House

Released: 1971
Author: Richard Matheson

The Legend of Hell House

Released: 1973
Director: John Hugh
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In the Book In the Movie
Dr. Lionel Barrett
Dr. Lionel Barrett
Portrayed by: Clive Revill
Benjamin Franklin Fischer
Benjamin Franklin Fischer
Portrayed by: Roddy McDowall
Florence Tanner
Florence Tanner
Portrayed by: Pamela Franklin
Edith Barrett
Ann Barrett
Portrayed by: Gayle Hunnicutt
Emeric Belasco
Emeric Belasco
Portrayed by: Michael Gough
The Legend of Hell House Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Tanner finds the mutilated body of the black cat that attacked her in the chapel just before she dies She finds it in her shower
   When Tanner attempts to destroy the machine, she knocks out both Fischer and Lionel, and chases and corners Edith into a bedroom. Just as she is about to kill her, Lionel appears behind her and knocks out As she tries to smash the machine she does knock out Fischer, but she is knocked out by Lionel before she has a chance to attack anyone else
   After Fischer attempts to drop his psychic defenses, he is attacked by being thrown from his chair and is struck against a table He collapses to the floor and his body forms into the shape of a crucifix
   Mr. Deutsch dies and never pays Barrett or the other participants. None of these events are mentioned in the movie.
   Belasco's body is in a room beneath the chapel. Belasco's body is in a room behind the chapel.
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