House on Haunted Hill

part 2 of my Bad Horror Marathon

Title: House on Haunted Hill
Year: 1959
Length: 75 minutes
Director: William Castle
Writer: Robb White
Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jr., Julie Mitchum
Music: Von Dexter

My reaction
Synopsis: five strangers are invited to stay the night in a haunted house
How I saw it: on video, yesterday (have on DVD)
Concept: Indifferent.
Story: Good.
Characters: Good.
Dialog: Good.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Indifferent.
Acting: Good.
Music: Good.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good). What the heck – what’s a good movie doing in my “bad horror movies” marathon? Maybe this endeavor won’t be quite as painful as I thought.
Objective Rating: 2.7/4 (Good).


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