Tuesday, October 28, 2014
House on Haunted Hill
In what might be a precursor to movies like 13 Sins and Cheap Thrills, five people are invited to spend the night in a haunted house. If they make it through their host will give them each $10,000. I am pro Vincent Price so I got a kick out of his performance. I can admit, however, that his smarm is a little much sometimes in this movie. The interaction with his wife was excellent though, and showed the mean streak beneath the calm, creepy demeanor.
I figured this would be a good, quick (75 minutes!) flick to get me back into watching movies. I knew it wouldn't be anything too scary, despite one real jump-worthy character's appearance. Other then that, it's pretty tame stuff. I also felt that the ending was pretty ambiguous. Lots of unanswered questions! Recommended if you're a Price fan and enjoy this kind "horror." However I think there are films out there that showcase him better and are more successfully creepy.