House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill

I'm glad I finally got to this because it had been on my list for a long time. One reason is that I'm not normally one for supernatural horror films, they often feel like they don't follow their own rules and feel like they're just making it up as they go along. This one, however, turned out to be campy and fun for me.

Things start out pretty predictable, but when Vincent Price starts handing out handguns in tiny coffins as party favors I have to admit I got interested. It held my attention well enough despite most aspects of it being pretty simple. The ending clenched it for me.

Should I have seen the colorized version? It felt really good in black & white, so I feel good about that pick. I may try the colorized version if I go back to this one.

Hooptober 8.0 - 6 of 23
- 1950s
- Haunted house/location film

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