Watch: House on Haunted Hill 1959 123movies, Full Movie Online – Eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his 4th wife, Annabelle, have invited 5 people to the house on Haunted Hill for a “haunted House” party. Whoever will stay in the house for one night will earn ten thousand dollars each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors..
Plot: Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead!
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Darling, The Only Ghoul In The House Is You!
William Castle liked to promote his films with gimmicks, and the gimmick for THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL was Emerg-O: at the peak of the action, a glowing skeleton “emerged from the screen” and flew out over the audience on a wire. By most accounts Emerg-O caused more laughter than chills, but fortunately Castle never relied on gimmicks alone: he also liked bona fide stars, and for HAUNTED HILL his star of choice was none other than the legendary horror star Vincent Price.
Like most Castle films, HAUNTED HILL’s plot reworks a well-worn theme. Millionaire Price and his wife Carol Ohmart give a “haunted house party” for five strangers chosen at random and promised ten thousand dollars if they last the night. The catch: the doors lock at midnight, after which there is no escape until the caretakers return in the morning. While the story itself doesn’t hold many surprises, the script is unexpectedly witty, and Price plays it in a slightly prissy, very high-camp manner with a tremendous dose of the black humor for which he was so famous–and the little-known Carol Ohmart is every bit his match, snapping out memorable lines (“Darling, the only ghoul in the house is you!”) in every scene. Together they elevate the film well above what you might otherwise expect, and when combined with the largely wooden supporting cast and some of the silliest this-is-supposed-to-scare-you effects imaginable the result is a cult classic with plenty of camp appeal.
In addition to Price and Ohmart, the film is also surprisingly atmospheric. Shot in and around one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s more famous structures, the grainy “late show” look of the film (due more to accident and age than deliberate intent) is very entertaining, the cinematic devices (everything from disembodied heads, irises, and jump-cuts) are very appealing, and the sound track (which sounds like a mix of piano bass keyes, synthesizer, and soprano vocals) is exactly what you’d want for this obvious but extremely entertaining flick. Of all the Castle films, THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL is my personal favorite, and it should rate very high with fans of cult, camp, and Vincent Price. And I’ll go further than that: of all his memorable appearances, I do believe this was among Price’s best. A great choice for both family movie night or a sophisticated Halloween howl–very recommended! Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer
Spooky fun presented by cinema’s most sinister host
Excellent entertainment! There’s no better way to describe William Castle’s campiest achievement. With as good as no budget and no groundbreaking techniques at all, he delivered the ultimate in mindless fun. An utterly simple premise, decorated with a few tricks and of course the starring of the greatest horror actor of all time suffice to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire film. Like no other actor could ever pull it off, the charismatic Vincent Price stars as an unscrupulous millionaire who, seemly random, invited five people to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Each of them is promised 10.000 dollars for it, but then they have to survive the night between ghosts and ghouls in the house that previously killed seven people already. Tiny details, like Price’s snappy relationship with his fourth (!) wife or the presence of a paranoid guest who already lost some family members in the house only increase the intrigue and fun charm of this timeless genre classic. The visual effects are weak (I’ve seen films from the 30’s that had better effects) but tension and atmosphere are nevertheless created by sudden spooky appearances, morbid set pieces and a decent implementation of sound effects. Biggest reason to see this “House on Haunted Hill”, however, remains Vincent Price. It’s nearly impossible to determine the best performance from his glorious oeuvre (The Witchfinder General, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, The Pit and the Pendulum, House of Wax ), but it’s pretty clear that he had a great time playing this particular role. With a never before seen virtuosity, Price is showing the ickiest grimaces and firing off the most wicked one-liners (“Don’t stay up all night thinking about ways to get rid of me it makes wrinkles. The plot twist near the end is somewhat lame, though. And it’s too bad that the film isn’t a bit longer (read: a higher body count). Still, “House ” is a must for horror fanatics. It’s unbelievably cheap and eccentric, but also at least ten times scarier than the 1999 remake.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 15 min (75 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director William Castle
Writer Robb White
Actors Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 1,957 m (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm