Photos: Bette Davis summers at a haunted Oakland mansion in ‘Burnt Offerings’

By Lindsay Blake | Variety

There’s no denying that Bette Davis is Hollywood royalty. But despite her best efforts at chewing up the scenery, even she couldn’t save the 1976 supernatural horror film “Burnt Offerings.” Based upon Robert Marasco’s 1973 novel of the same name, the dark tale sees New York writer Ben Roth (Oliver Reed), his wife Marian (Karen Black), son David (Lee Montgomery) and elderly aunt Elizabeth (Davis) taking up residence at a leased Long Island mansion one fateful summer. As the season progresses, the house slowly begins to possess each member of the family, using them as sacrifices – burnt offerings, if you will – in order

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