House On Haunted Hill
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
""House" is a William Castle production, and you know what that means. Gimmicky, but fun horror bits. Scary? Not really. Entertaining? Very much so."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"A meticulous homage to Clovis Trouille"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The film has a genuinely creepy atmosphere and boasts at least one leap-outa-your-seat shock moment."
‑ , Film4
"As campy fun, this one is timeless, expertly executed and still delivers its fey thrills and worldly laughs."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If one had to pick the best of the campy horror films that made [Castle's] reputation, this 1958 feature would probably be it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"William Castle was better known for his gimmicks than for his films, but this haunted house chiller is actually very good."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Silly, but good fun."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One of Castle's more atmospheric and modestly entertaining schlock-o-ramas."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"A stale spook concoction from the William Castle-Robb White production team."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"There's no denying that Castle's directorial crassness does actually supply some genuinely frightening moments."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Vincent Price with a great performance"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Still a classic after the wretched remake, Price's horror film is still fun, even during the cheesy climax."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"...a minor cult classic in the haunted-house genre, and while it may not be very scary, it sure is entertaining."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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