House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Director: William Castle Run Time: 75 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1959
Starring: Alan Marshal, Carol Ohmart, Carolyn Craig, Richard Long, Vincent Price
You’d be hard pressed to find a haunted house film more outlandishly fun than this Vincent Price classic. Starring as an eccentric millionaire, Price invites five strangers to spend the night in a “haunted” house and whomever survives will get one million dollars. Directed by the ultimate film showman William Castle, House on Haunted Hill is full of plot holes but the film’s charm is part of the fun-loving gimmick experience of the time period that would make Castle a legend. Just beware any flying skeletons in the theater.