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RiffTrax: House on Haunted Hill [DVD] [1958]

  • SKU: 17874141
  • Release Date: 06/16/2009
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Synopsis


    House on Haunted Hill
    A perennial favorite of the "Shock Theatre" TV circuit, House on Haunted Hill stars Vincent Price as sinister gent (you're surprised?) Frederick Loren, who resides in a sinister mansion on a sinister hill, where seven murders have occurred. He makes a proposal to several strangers, offtering $10,000 to anyone who can last the entire night. Loren festively gives each of his guests a tiny coffin containing a loaded handgun, designed to protect them from the spooks that emerge in the house over the course of the night. The picture hinges on its surprise ending, which packs in several by-now-familiar twists. When originally released to theaters, House on Haunted Hill was accompanied by one of those gimmicks so beloved of producer/director William Castle: the gimmick was "Emergo," and it involved a prop skeleton that "emerged" from the side of the screen at a crucial moment to frighten the audience. Like most of Castle's best films, House didn't really need the gimmick, but its presence added to the fun -- especially when second- and third-time viewers responded to "Emergo" by bombarding the skeleton with popcorn and empty soda bottles. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Vincent Price
      Vincent Price - Frederick Loren
    • Carol Ohmart
      Carol Ohmart - Annabelle Loren
    • Richard Long
      Richard Long - Lance Schroeder
    • Alan Marshal
      Alan Marshal - Dr. David Trent
    • Carolyn Craig
      Carolyn Craig - Nora Manning



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      fun flick

      Posted
      prlwctd

      This isn't the best haunted house movie ever made (I'd say that's a tie between The Shining & Poltergeist) but it's certainly the most fun. Vincent Price is clearly having the time of his life playing a multi-millionaire who offers several strangers a chance to each win $10,000 if they spend a single night in the title place, where several murders have already been committed. Carol Ohmart is also great as his unscrupulous wife.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      Breezy
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Love Vincent Price and this is one of his best thrillers

      I would recommend this to a friend



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