House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill

Vincent Price
Director: William Castle, Rosemary Horvath Cast: Vincent Price
Vincent Price
, Carol Ohmart
Carol Ohmart
William Castle, Rosemary Horvath,

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2018
UPC: 0889290596710
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Digicomtv
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 33,618

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The House on Haunted Hill
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [4:59]
2. Chapter 2 [4:59]
3. Chapter 3 [4:59]
4. Chapter 4 [4:59]
5. Chapter 5 [4:59]
6. Chapter 6 [4:59]
7. Chapter 7 [4:59]
8. Chapter 8 [4:59]
9. Chapter 9 [4:59]
10. Chapter 10 [4:59]
11. Chapter 11 [4:59]
12. Chapter 12 [4:59]
13. Chapter 13 [4:59]
14. Chapter 14 [4:59]
15. Chapter 15 [1:51]
16. Chapter 16 [3:07]
17. Chapter 17 [4:59]
18. Chapter 18 [3:49]

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House on Haunted Hill 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A scary movie to see and to get scare.
Neparlezpas More than 1 year ago
Love the film, but the 50th edition is Very dissapointing. Some of the special features look like they were quickly filmed with a camcorder. It's a very messy presentation. This classic film deserves better! It claims it's a "remastered" version of the film, but I didn't notice any difference in quality than other versions I've seen. You'd think for a 50th anniversary edition it would include choices of black and white, color, widescreen and full screen, but it only has black and white widescreen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, movies have sure changed over the years. However, reminiscing was fun remembering the scary lady just floating along in the basement. A pretty good plot and for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, you'll get a kick out of it if you like old fashioned scary movies. Get the popcorn ready....
Guest More than 1 year ago
this has a lot of chills down your spine and jump out at you scares. also, it has a very spooky opening. and of course, vincent price's haunting, brooding voice. so pick this one up, if you like scary haunted house films. this one didn't even need that emergo gimmick, its scary without it. oh yeah, and forget the remake.
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