Box art for House on Haunted Hill (1959)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

horror, thrillers

Vincent Price, stars as a very wealthy man who gives a haunted house party, offering to give each of his guests $10,000 -- if they can survive the night.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: As campy fun, this one is timeless, expertly executed and still delivers its fey thrills and worldly laughs.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Still a classic after the wretched remake, Price's horror film is still fun, even during the cheesy climax.

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A meticulous homage to Clovis Trouille

- Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Years ago I bought a collection of old horror dvd's for a couple of dollars from Best Buy. I've watch only one or two out of 50, but the other night I decided to watch House on Haunted Hill. Of course I've seen the more recent version, but surprisingly, this one frightened me much more. It was quite entertaining and although the special effects weren't as good, it had a different kind of scary. Definitely worth a watch if you're into horror movies like me.

- LitelBluHli, Monday, July 6, 2009

3 stars

An impressive-looking and casted late-50's horror flick. It's got a great murder mystery and is filled with devious atmosphere. Some of the characters are over-the-top, but Vincent Price is superb as the wicked haunted house host. There are some nice pay-offs, but it seems to end too quickly. See the richly detailed colorized version if you can get your hands on it.

- YosemiteSamFan, Thursday, January 24, 2008

2 stars

I caught this on TV a few years ago. Unfortunately the "scares" in this are more likely to make you laugh. Vincent Price does give a great performance though.

- Deano78, Monday, July 23, 2007