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The House on Haunted Hill (1958)


weird movie poster An eccentric millionaire offers a $10,000 reward to anyone who dares to spend one night in a haunted mansion that was once the site of multiple murders. The greedy participants are soon subjected to skeletal apparitions, blood dripping from the ceiling, a severed head, and a vat of acid in the cellar. Produced and directed by William Castle, the king of gimmick horror films, House on Haunted Hill is the infamous one released in 'Emergo' - a process where a giant plastic skeleton would float over the audience at appropriate moments. Unfortunately, TNT won't be able to duplicate that effect on television but you won't miss it with all the other creepy things occuring at the Frank Lloyd Wright-styled mansion. Vincent Price makes a sophisticated but menacing host and he is joined by Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshall, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook, Jr.
The House on Haunted Hill (1958)
September 17, 1998 on TNT at 4:30 am ET/PT, Rating: TV-PG-V

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Trivia from IMDB:
* The Samuel Freeman House in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1924, and now listed on the National Historic Register, was used for the exterior shots of the haunted house during the film's opening sequence

* Remake in 1999 stars Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs

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