The Damned (1963)

Weird and unreconciled collision of the mutually alienating sensibilities of Hammer Horror and director Joseph Losey, overloading a possibly rather trite tale with allegory, symbolism and a somewhat over-pronounced sense of its own daring.
Fans of Losey, and of that sort of thing, may find much to admire: it's certainly well made and there are many willing to hail it as a lost masterpiece. But it's probably fair to say that it has neither grown nor diminished in the years since it first appeared, when the paying punters near-unanimously declared it not worth the effort of sorting out, and so it's likely the majority verdict would remain unchanged today. I didn't care for it all.