25 October 2014

House on Haunted Hill (1959)
75 min.
Directed by William Castle.
With Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshall, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook, Julie Mitchum, Leona Anderson.
Enjoyable haunted house flick.

Wealthy millionaire Frederick Loren (Price) and his wife Annabelle (Ohmart) host a most peculiar Halloween party. They agree to pay five people $10,000 each if they're able to stay the night in a creepy mansion rumored to be haunted.

Can you guess who'll make it to the finish line?

Another shameless William Castle shocker, this one simply can't be dismissed due to the fact that it's so much fun: bloody ceilings, trick doors, steel bars on the windows, tubs of acid in the basement...this is absolutely wonderful old school horror.

Price leads the pack and there's plenty of lighthearted terror and dark & stormy atmospherics to spare here.

During the original theatrical run of Haunted Hill, tireless gimmickmeister Castle premiered 'Emergo': a skeleton on wires that would fly above the heads of the audience.

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