The New York Times says, "Here is the house as vampire—alluring, renewing itself on injury, violence and death; capable of menance, vengeance, outrage and murder." Moria says, "The film’s one novelty is the concept of the house itself.... Unfortunately, this remains a good idea, nothing more." 1000 Misspent Hours calls it "an uneven, underdeveloped film."
Roger Ebert gives it 1 1/2 stars and says, "What's mysterious is that the filmmakers were able to sell such a weary collection of ancient cliches for cold hard cash." Rotten Tomatoes has a 33% critics score.