The Haunting (1963) Script

Script by:Shirley Jackson (Novel), Nelson Gidding (Screenplay)
Directed by:Robert Wise

Plot:Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.

The Haunting Script

Script by:David Self (Screenplay), Shirley Jackson (Novel)
Directed by:Jan de Bont

Plot:Dr. David Marrow invites Eleanor Vance, Luke Sanderson, and Theo to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself — and they soon see the true nature of its horror.