by dan burgess

Burnt Offerings - Hungry Hungry Haunted House

A movie I remember finding quite creepy when I was in my teens, but hasn’t aged well. A young family becomes caretakers for a haunted house, that has designs on them becoming permanent members of the household (similar storyline to ‘The Shining’ now that I think of it, complete with occasionally psychopathic dad, played by Oliver Reed). Features Betty Davis in one of her later roles (although she’d still be hanging around for another ten years at least).

2.5 stars out of 5

Released 1976, First Viewing September 1978

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9th Annual "Evening Before" Benefitting Motion Picture & Television Fund
By MPTF

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 19th, where the entertainment industry came together for the ninth annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from MPTF’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike. “The Evening Before is a celebration of the achievement of a few, and an opportunity for the generosity of many, so that MPTF can provide care and service to everyone in our business. We are very grateful for the extraordinary support of our sponsors and industry donors at the Evening Before that supports the millions of dollars for the MPTF charitable programs and services conducted each year,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DWA and Chairman of the MPTF Foundation.

Among the celebrities who attended this year’s event were Uzo Aduba, Khandi Alexander, Sasha Alexander, Will Arnett, David Arquette, Jonathan Banks, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Mayim Biyalik, Diego Boneta, Kate Bosworth, Josh Bowman, Lorraine Bracco, Betsy Brandt, Amy Brenneman, Beau  Bridges, Adrian Brody, Danielle Brooks, Dan Bucatinsky, Tituss Burgess, Naomi  Campbell, Jessica Capshaw, Justin Chambers, Anna Chlumsky, Erika Christensen, Gwendoline Christie, Louis CK, Gary Cole, Chris Colfer, Laverne Cox, Chase Crawford, Jackie Cruz, Alan Cumming, Joan Cusack, Hugh  Dancy, Claire Danes, Dana Delaney, Loretta Devine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rosemarie DeWitt, Alfred Enoch, Edie Falco, Scott Foley, Vince Gilligan, Lauren Graham, Clark Gregg & Jennifer Grey, Tony Hale, Marcia Gay Harden, Jon Hamm, Angie Harmon, Christina Hendricks, Miles Hizer, Gaby Hoffmann, Derek Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Avan Jogia, Don Johnson, Minka Kelly, Michael Kelly, Keegan-Michael Key, Jimmy Kimmel, Jaime King, Aja Naomi King, Regina King, Jane Krakowski, Peter Krause, Lisa Kudrow, Padma Lakshmi, Ron Livingston, LL COOL J, Justin Long, Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Andie MacDowell, Mia Maestro, Taryn Manning, Tatiana Maslany, Kelly McCreary, Kyle MacLachlan, Katharine McPhee, Alyssa Milano, Cristin  Milioti, Kate Mulgrew, Trevor Noah, Timothy Olyphant, Adam Pally, Mandy Patinkin, Nasim Pedrad, Jordan Peele, Chelsea Peretti, Evan Peters, Ellen Pompeo, Zac Posen, Jaime Pressly, Josh Radnor, Retta, Lisa Rinna, Doc Rivers, Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Fred Savage, Paul Scheer, Pablo Schreiber, John Slattery, Karla Souza, David Spade, John Stamos, Lily Tomlin, Lorraine Toussaint, Emily VanCamp, Kate Walsh, Matthew Weiner, Ming-Na Wen, Paul Wesley, Shane West, Bradley Whitford, Mae Whitman, Jesse Williams, Casey Wilson, Bellamy Young, Constance Zimmer, among many others.