House On Haunted Hill

Critics Consensus

Campy by modern standards but spooky and atmospheric, House on Haunted Hill is a fun, well-executed cult classic featuring a memorable performance from genre icon Vincent Price.



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A very wealthy man gives a haunted house party, offering to give each of his guests $10,000 - if they can survive the night.

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Vincent Price
as Fredrick Loren
Carol Ohmart
as Annebelle Loren
Alan Marshal
as Dr. David Trent
Richard Long
as Lance Schroeder
Carolyn Craig
as Nora Manning
Elisha Cook Jr.
as Watson Pritchard
Julie Mitchum
as Ruth Bridgers
Leona Anderson
as Mrs. Slykes
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Critic Reviews for House On Haunted Hill

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (3)

Audience Reviews for House On Haunted Hill

  • Oct 12, 2016
    I was pleasantly reminded of the glory that is Vincent Price. Vincent Price is yet again type casted in a haunting tale. price's acting alone will have you on the edge of your seat and the jump scares are excellently surprising.
    Jessica S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2014
    So silly and campy that it is likely to provoke more unintentional laughter than chills, given its complete disdain for realism, coherence and plausibility - like nobody able to hear a woman screaming that loud in the house or the ludicrous details involving the twist in the end.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2014
    A wealthy man offers $10,000 to whomever can spend one whole night in this supposedly haunted house. Why is it thought to be haunted? Seven people have previously died there, died mysteriously. And so a group shows up in a go for the gold, but William Castle, the famous schlock horror director, has more in his mind than simply that. There's plenty of drive-in creepy mood. Vincent Price is certainly ominous, and that's expected, no, but I think it's Elisha Cook Jr.'s raving paranoid naysayer that puts this mere whodunit into horror territory and on edge. See it for that. Then consider for yourself how much the value of any property is increased when there's an acid bath included in the basement.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • May 26, 2012
    The film gets way too convoluted for it's own good at the end, but it remains a rather timeless campy horror flick. The cast gives generally serviceable performances but Vincent Price inevitably steals the show.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer

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