31 Days Of Horror (Day 21) – House On Haunted Hill (1959)

Things go bump in the night, others will devour your soul, some will slice, dice eat your heart with a nice glass of Chianti. October has now arrived which can mean only one thing 31 Days of Horror has now arrived again. With only 10 days left, we will dive deep into the catacombs of horror to pick you a movie. Every day will be different ranging from the classics to the weird and wonderful. Many you might have heard of, some will be new to you. There will be personal favourites that you may like, others you may hate but they all will unleash those emotions that make us love horror.
Day 21 What would you do for money? When it’s a life-changing sum? Ross Wilcock looks at House On Haunted Hill from 1959, starring a horror icon who offers money for 5 strangers to stay in a haunted mansion. Sounds simple

This Vincent price classic follows the story of a millionaire who offers five strangers 10,000 dollars to stay overnight in a locked haunted house, the one who lasts will be the winner.

I love this film and still, even after seeing it so many times still think it’s creepy!

I think this is actually still a pretty underrated film and hasn’t had much mention as much as Prices other works. Even though there was a remake in 1999. That film was pretty awful though.

This creepy original captures the best of old horror and really showcases what a simple story can do. With only 7 characters in a film, it’s actually a piece of work about human nature and the lengths people will go to for money.

It’s a very interesting film with a lot of depth and great horror as well and should be appreciated a lot more than it is now.

It’s a true masterpiece with many twists and turns which will keep you on the edge of your seat! This is great for all Film fans and is a truly menacing and tradition piece of film which is truly a must for the Halloween season

Ross Wilcock

Horror, Mystery | USA, 1959 | 12 | Dir.William Castle | Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long

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