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.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    95%
  • Audience Score
    73%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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

3 stars

The audience is kept on edge early on with Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart as Frederick and Annabelle Loren both acting suspiciously. Pretty ridiculous the way people go wandering around the "haunted" house alone when they agree that is not smart. Strange that this house has a vat of acid in the floor of the basement as well. I liked the effect of Annabelle's ghost appearing to the other young woman at her window. And the effect of the skeleton walking around was enjoyable. The convoluted plot left me unimpressed overall and wondering about the point of it all.

- hypathio7, Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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

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