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House On Haunted Hill Reviews

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
November 1, 2014
"House" is a William Castle production, and you know what that means. Gimmicky, but fun horror bits. Scary? Not really. Entertaining? Very much so.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 21, 2013
Dumb and corny and reliant to a ludicrous degree on Price's withering sarcasm, but it not only knows what it is, it loves being what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 6, 2013
There's no denying that Castle's directorial crassness does actually supply some genuinely frightening moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
February 13, 2010
A meticulous homage to Clovis Trouille
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
There is some good humor in the dialog which not only pays off well against the ghostly elements, but provides a release for laughter so it does not explode in the suspense sequences.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 26, 2008
William Castle was better known for his gimmicks than for his films, but this haunted house chiller is actually very good.
February 2, 2008
Vincent Price with a great performance
| Original Score: 3/4

September 24, 2007
The film has a genuinely creepy atmosphere and boasts at least one leap-outa-your-seat shock moment.

TV Guide
September 24, 2007
Silly, but good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 24, 2007
If one had to pick the best of the campy horror films that made [Castle's] reputation, this 1958 feature would probably be it.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
July 16, 2007
Still a classic after the wretched remake, Price's horror film is still fun, even during the cheesy climax.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 14, 2007
As campy fun, this one is timeless, expertly executed and still delivers its fey thrills and worldly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Mark Bourne
April 6, 2006
One of Castle's more atmospheric and modestly entertaining schlock-o-ramas.
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
March 25, 2006
A stale spook concoction from the William Castle-Robb White production team.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 2, 2005
...a minor cult classic in the haunted-house genre, and while it may not be very scary, it sure is entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
Sure it's cheesy, but it's so watchable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 11, 2002
Classic camp schlock.
| Original Score: 3/5

Boxoffice Magazine
June 13, 2001
Anyone for goose pimples? If so, there is a plethora of such epidermal elevations in this entry in to the apparently endless cycle of horror plays with which the world's screens are currently being flooded.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Giddy and fun... and scary if you're in the right mood.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
December 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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