The Haunting of Hill House. Shirley Jackson. New York: Viking Press, 1959. First edition. Original dust jacket. “Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”
The Haunting has appeared on many a "Top Scary Movie" list, which says a lot for a horror film that doesn't have a drop of blood in it. If you like a movie that relies on mood and character to deliver scares, then put The Haunting at the top of your list.