Altar (film)

Altar (also known as The Haunting of Radcliffe House)[1] is a 2014 British horror thriller film directed by Nick Willing from his original screenplay. It is about a British family who move into a dilapidated old manor house out on the Yorkshire Moors, only to discover that it has a dark past. The film stars Olivia Williams as Meg Hamilton, Matthew Modine as Alec Hamilton, Antonia Clarke as Penny and Adam Thomas Wright as Harper.

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Directed byNick Willing
Music bySimon Boswell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Robert Halmi Sr, Robert Halmi jr, Jim Reeve, Hugo Heppell
CinematographyJan Richter-Friis
Running time95 minutes
Production company(s)Great Point Media
DistributorContent Media
Original release
  • 27 December 2014 (2014-12-27)


The Hamilton family move into a large country house on the Yorkshire Moors to supervise its restoration from a dilapidated B&B to the original Victorian grandeur. When Meg Hamilton, wife, mother and renovation expert loses first her London renovation team after an accident, then a local Yorkshire team too superstitious to continue, she’s forced to carry on alone. The discovery of a secret attic room, a Rosicrucian mosaic, a bricked up root cellar and many other unexplainable events gradually convince Meg, her husband Alec and children Penny and Harper, that they’re not only restoring the house, but also its original Victorian owners who died 150 years ago. But before they can escape, the house—and its former occupants—force them to spend one last, terrifying night under its roof.[2]



Altar premiered on 27 December 2014 as The Haunting of Radcliffe House on Channel 5 Television.[1] Cinedigm and Great Point Media released the film on 17 February 2015 in the United States.[3]


  1. ^ a b The Haunting of Radcliffe House - Channel 5
  2. ^ Rackham, Jane. "The Haunting of Radcliffe House". Radio Times. Immediate Media. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  3. ^ Altar arrives on DVD and Digital HD 17 February from Cinedigm and Great Point Media

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