I recently picked up "The House On Haunted Hill" at The Bargain Shop with the expectation that if the picture wasn't very good, I could at least sell it second hand and make my money back. Well, upon watching it later that night, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the picture and sound was actually very good!
The plot, for those who may not have seen it yet, concerns a millionaire, Frederick Loren,(Vincent Price) who invites 6 people (played by Richard Long, Alan Marshall, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jr., Julia Mitchum Leona and Anderson Howard Hoffman) to a "party" at a haunted house, hosted by himself and his wife(Carol Ohmart)promising to pay them $10,000 each if they can survive the night. Strange and unexplainable events occur and the viewer is left wondering: who will survive? The twist ending is a masterpiece!
To be honest, there were some age spots and some very mild grain, but overall I found the movie very enjoyable. Even more suprising was the addition of three original trailers of William Castle's other films (Mr. Sardonicus, Zotz! and Homicidal) as well as a text biography of William Castle. There are also scene selections as well. Overall a very pleasing presentation by Platinum Disc Corporation. Highly recommended for Vincent Price fans!