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If an eccentric millionaire were to offer you a large sum of money to you spend a night in a haunted house, you might think to yourself, "How did I wind up in an episode of Scooby Doo? Or perhaps a Simpson's Halloween special? Or any one of the countless other TV shows or movies that have employed this hackneyed plot device?"
But every cliche has its origins somewhere, and House on Haunted Hill may be the very first movie where a random assortment of guests are summoned to a haunted house. In this case, the haunted house just happens to reside in the Haunted Hill district of town, and it's presided over by a ghoulish master of ceremonies played by Vincent Price. Murder, mayhem and clumsy romance ensue. Fortunately, three of the guests at this party are Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax.com and Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame, on hand to heckle the House on Haunted Hill!
The guys have done it again! I remember watching this movie years ago with my dad and it's always been a favorite of ours. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sandy Path
I'd buy it again simply for Kevin's song at the beginning -- heck, I've bought it twice more to give as gifts to friends, who also thought it was just fabulous. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rumplefrogskin
The Rifftrax boys take on a Vincent Price classical with moderately funny sucess. Has some classic riffs, but could have been so much better.Published 16 months ago by Alan Giorgio
To start, you have the immortally classic actor Vincent Price and his cast of characters that remind us all how cheesy the old horror films really were. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Deidre Ann