Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Price Wotta House!

It's a whole week dedicated to the "Vincentennial" - actor Vincent Price's 100th birthday celebration, Friday, May 27th, 2011!

Foto Frenzy Presents: House on Haunted Hill (Allied Artists, 1959)

I like a lot of William Castle's movies. I think this is my favorite.

The House. Ennis-Brown House - 2655 Glendower Avenue,
Los Angeles, California. Stalk away!

The Man. Vincent Price. Here he plays Frederick Loren, who rents a haunted

house for one of his wife's crazy parties. Only maybe his agenda goes deeper

than that...

The simplest of plots: spend a night in a haunted house, take home $10,000. And look,

in addition to Vincent Price, you get Elisha Cook, Jr and Richard Long too!

No one has ever hated my caption font more.


Nora prepares to bite the hand that feels her.

Annabelle should have taken more calcium - she might have
ended up with a better bone destiny.

Turns out the wife was right: Fred was stringing her along...

This movie has fallen into the public domain and so can be found on any number of bargain DVDs, usually for a buck. I can't guarantee you'll get a pristine transfer, and the print might be kind of beat up; but I think the scratches and pops add to the charm, and what do you want for a dollar? Blu-Ray with commentary? In any case, that means there's no reason not to see this flick at any time, so check it out!

Til next we meet, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

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