House on Haunted Hill
Consult your doctor! Bring your seat belts!
Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They will all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead!
Film 104 of "The December Project" 2012
For the final film of "The December Project" 2012 I chose something I recently was recommended. Having never seen this original and only knowing that pretty bad movie from 1999, I expected this to be pretty good, can't be as bad as the one made 40 years later.
Well I liked this quite a bit, in fact I didn't realize it at first but I think this is the first Vincent Price movie that I've seen aside from Edward Scissorhands. He was awesome in this, very creepy and man he has a great voice for horror and suspense. The rest of the cast was pretty good as well, especially Richard Long…
What husband hasn't, at some time, wanted to kill his wife?
For what the 1950s horror films lacked in technology they made up for with imagination, the opposite could be said with many of today's horror offerings. While the end result might be a little overambitious for what they could actually accomplish, it's still highly entertaining despite a few bumps along the way.
The film being in black and white uses shadows to great effect in setting the mood. It does resort to a lot of "jump out scares", but when they're highlighted by the screaming talents of Carolyn Craig you can't help but enjoy them. It's by no means a cerebral psychological thriller,…
It's hard for me to review something like this without talking about its remake- but the point of reviewing this film, I think, is to do so without considering it on the remake's terms. To negotiate this mentally, I'm going to try to watch the remake either tomorrow or Thursday.
Anyway, the film: House on Haunted Hill is a interesting movie for the fact it's a ghost story in theory but in practice it's more a dramatic thriller with a strong focus on character interaction. The characters, as a rule, are interesting and varied. They are there for largely the same reason- money!- but the minutiae of their personalities makes each character interesting to watch as they buzz about irritably.…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
With a plot that is emulated and even parodied time and time again, House most certainly solidifies the traditional horror form, filled with atmosphere, tension, and intrigue; and of course, no matter what, Price always manages to wrap around an eerily quirky character with ease. With only a 75-minute running time, this is a rather short and sweet entry.
Though it lacks any remarkable atmosphere and unfolds at a snail's pace, "House on Haunted Hill" is not completely without its charms. Vincent Price's low-key gravity and some genuinely creepy moments make the film fun, however disposable.
Five people enter;
Meet the horror of the house.
Or is it a sham?
Maybe a little tame nowadays, but still much better than the remake.
its exactly what it looks like
I don't know what movie Elisha Cook wandered into, but damn is it a good'n
"There will be food and drink and ghosts... And perhaps even a few murders, you're all invited"
a pesar de estar en blanco y negro, del vino tinto y la 1 am. no me dió nada de sueño.
¿Que es mejor que un buen twist al final? Dos twists. PUM!
on DVD; still one of the all great scary movies!
Una cinta entretenida, muy de Agatha Christina , de 10 a 15 negritos toda ella. Suspense básicamente entre cuatro paredes, pero se deja ver bastante bien. Es muy corta.
Lo de los efectos especiales y el intentar causar terror ya se lo dejamos al remake.