It's quite an enjoyable movie, in fact, lately I find myself being more entertained by old movies than new ones. Maybe it's because I've been watching quite a few of them lately and I've gotten used to steady shots and easy transitions. Nevertheless, it's been a long while since I reviewed a movie mainly because it's being a long while since I watched one, I've been incredibly busy but now I am glad to have broken this "movieless" chain.
Written by the same author of "Psycho", "The House that Dripped Blood" is a pretty original movie which achieves its premise well, and that is to be creepy. Christopher Lee gave a very impressive performance in both his roles and John Pertwee was very good as well. The rest of the cast did okay, not bad, just okay.
The movie is told to us in flashbacks revolving around a guy who is selling this blood dripping house to a detective investigating the case. Now, you can see with this one some similarities with "Psycho" in the sense of all the psychological references the movie gives, even the final conclusion which, although not predictable it was just okay. I mean, it wasn't a conclusion that would leave you amazed or open mouthed at its creativity, but it will leave you satisfied.
One thing that "Psycho" exceeds over this one is dialogue, for "Psycho" had some memorable quotes, this one doesn't.
Overall, this is a fine flick that isn't quite groundbreaking, but entertains and satisfies in its ideas.