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House on Haunted Hill (1959) Movie Information

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House on Haunted Hill (1959)
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Overall Rank:

2189

Avg. Rating:

2.83/4

# of Ratings:

84

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/06/1959

Director:

William Castle

Actors:

Vincent Price
Carolyn Craig
Richard Long
Elisha Cook Jr.
Carol Ohmart
Alan Marshal

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Fredrick Loren (Vincent Price) and his fourth wife invite five guests to their house for a little 'party'. However can stay the night in the house on Haunted Hill will earn $10,000. But as the night progresses, more things happen. Death, ghosts and a dark pit await these innocent guests. Win or die, those are the choices you have for this game. -- LilTayGB

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Snoogans 12/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A classic 'haunted house' flick. Not as scary as it was back in the day, but still a fun watch. Some of Vincent Price's best moments are here.

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05/10/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The House On Haunted Hill" by Yojimbo

A group of strangers are challenged to spend the night in a haunted house by an eccentric millionaire, but are the ghosts real or is there a flesh and blood murderer on the loose? The House On Haunted Hill is a classic slice of Vincent Price campiness that's certainly impossible to take seriously as "horror" in this day and age, but it still has its fair share of nostalgic charm. With its amusingly hokey introduction by Mr. Price himself who talks directly to the audience and a collection of B movie stereotypes who are gathered in the classic Agatha Christie style, the film is very much like an extended episode of The Twilight Zone. The Ghost Train standard effects and hammy performances all add to the overall kitsch appeal and the twist is obvious but fun. Silly rather than sca...

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  LilTayGB
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For it's time, 'House on Haunted Hill' was the Thriller of the century. Vincent Price plays the rich Frederick Loren who is known for his money, and for having many wives. But little is known about his freakish true nature.
07/29/2010
9:56 am CT

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