Horror On The Lens: The House On Haunted Hill (dir by William Castle)


The original The House on Haunted Hill is a classic and one that we make it a point to share every Halloween.  And since October is nearly halfway over, now seems like the perfect time to do so!

Be sure to check out Gary’s review by clicking here!

Enjoy Vincent Price at his best!

Horror on the Lens: The House on Haunted Hill (dir by William Castle)


The original The House on Haunted Hill is a classic and one that we make it a point to share every Halloween.  And since Erin shared the film’s poster earlier today, now seems like the perfect time to do so!

Be sure to check out Gary’s review by clicking here!

Enjoy Vincent Price at his best!

Horror on the Lens: The House on Haunted Hill (dir by William Castle)


The original  The House on Haunted Hill is a classic and one that we make it a point to share every Halloween.

Be sure to check out Gary’s review by clicking here!

Enjoy Vincent Price at his best!

Horror On The Lens: House On Haunted Hill (dir by William Castle)


I was actually planning on waiting until closer to Halloween before I posted this film but … well, why save the best for last?  Seriously, it’s always a good time watch the original House on Haunted Hill.  Be sure to check out Gary’s review by clicking here!

Now, I will admit that I previously shared this film two Halloweens ago.  However, the YouTube video that I embedded in that post no longer exists.  So, I figured, why not post it again?

Below is what I wrote the previous time that I shared this movie:

“Released in 1959, House On Haunted Hill tells the story of how an eccentric millionaire (played by Vincent Price, of course) rented out a “haunted” mansion for a party. invited over five guests, and offered each of them $10,000 on the condition that they manage to spend the entire night in the house.  Along for the ride is Price’s unhappy wife (Carol Ohmart) and the house’s wonderfully neurotic caretaker (played by Elisha Cook, Jr, who played a lot of neurotic caretakers over the course of his long career).

House on Haunted Hill remains one of the classic B-movies.  This is largely because of Price’s wonderfully over-the-top lead performance and William Castle’s equally over-the-top direction.

Back in 1959, theaters were equipped so that a plastic skeleton would appear to fly over the heads of the audience during some of the film’s more shocking moments.  So, grab yourself a skeleton, take a seat, and enjoy House on Haunted Hill!”

 

6 Scary Trailers For October 2nd


Well, it’s October!  It’s horror month!  It’s a freaking horrorthon!

And that means that it’s time for the return of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film trailers!  And yes, it’s a horror edition!

Let’s see what trailers we have this week:

The House On Haunted Hill (1959)

The House On Haunted Hill (1999)

Return to House On Haunted Hill (2007)

The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting (1999)

The Others (2001)

What do you think, Halloween Possum?

(Picture Taken By The Dazzling Erin Nicole)

(Picture Taken By The Dazzling Erin Nicole)

 

 

Horror On The Lens: House on Haunted Hill (dir by William Castle)


House on Haunted Hill

With only two days left to go until we reach Halloween, now seems like the perfect time to watch a classic Vincent Price haunted house film.  I’m talking, of course, about the original House On Haunted Hill.

Released in 1959, House On Haunted Hill tells the story of how an eccentric millionaire (played by Vincent Price, of course) rented out a “haunted” mansion for a party. invited over five guests, and offered each of them $10,000 on the condition that they manage to spend the entire night in the house.  Along for the ride is Price’s unhappy wife (Carol Ohmart) and the house’s wonderfully neurotic caretaker (played by Elisha Cook, Jr, who played a lot of neurotic caretakers over the course of his long career).

House on Haunted Hill remains one of the classic B-movies.  This is largely because of Price’s wonderfully over-the-top lead performance and William Castle’s equally over-the-top direction.

Back in 1959, theaters were equipped so that a plastic skeleton would appear to fly over the heads of the audience during some of the film’s more shocking moments.  So, grab yourself a skeleton, take a seat, and enjoy House on Haunted Hill!

6 Horror-Filled Trailers!


Continuing with our horror theme this month, this latest edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film Trailers is dedicated to films that are perfect for Halloween.

Some of you may have noticed that there was no Trailer Kitty at the end of last week’s post.  Well, I’m happy to say that, after intensive negotiations with the Mascot Union, the strike is over and the trailer kitties have returned!  Yay!

1) Beyond the Door (1974)

I think I may have included this trailer before but oh well.  I’ll include it again because the movie that it’s advertising is just so amazingly bad.


2) Sand Sharks (2011)

Stay away from the beach!  Seriously..agck!

3) The House On Haunted Hill (1959)

This trailer is a classic.


4) The Tingler (1959)

As always, a Vincent Price trailer should be followed up another Vincent Price trailer.

5) Hillside Cannibals (2006)

I haven’t actually seen this film but, judging from the trailer, it could have used a little Vincent Price.

6) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Much like Beyond the Door, this is a trailer that I’ve featured in the past but I think that, with it being the October season, I’m justified in featuring it again.  I consider this to be one of the most effective trailers of all time.

What do you think, Trailer Kitty?

In this case, I agree with trailer kitty!  Those trailers were way too scary!