This classic from schlockmaster William Castle stars the one and only Vincent Price as a maniacal millionaire who rents a spooky house to throw a party for his wife Annabelle (the fantastic Carol Ohmart). Inviting a group of guests whom he offers $100,000 if they can last the night in the creepy home.
Here’s the film’s magnificent trailer:
When originally played with theaters in 1959, the film had a fantastic gimmick: “Emergo” technology that had a skeleton seemingly leap off the screen into an audience via some unique William Castle magic that utilized a specially rigged pulley system installed in the theater. While it’s a challenge to recreate this stunt for your own home viewings of House on Haunted Hill, by no means is it necessary to enjoy the movie’s many charms.