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

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

3 stars

The film gets way too convoluted for it's own good at the end, but it remains a rather timeless campy horror flick. The cast gives generally serviceable performances but Vincent Price inevitably steals the show.

- fb100002384654145, Saturday, May 26, 2012