Castle's haunted house tale is a fun romp that in the context of 1950's horror stands well the turning of time. Scares may be minimal and effects rudimentary but makes up for it in story and charm. Price is quite good as always and rest of cast hit their marks and nothing more. Love the opening black screen screaming.
Good B horror movie. One might only regret the little touch of madness that would have turned HOUSE OF HAUNTED HILL into a real cult classic like Jack Hill's SPIDER BABY for instance. Everything is too predictable here like in the ghost train of a fair. Recommended, though.
A campy romp that's not fooling anyone, but that's not why you'll watch it. Vincent Price owns this kind of stylized performance, and in this performance you'll understand why he was a (the) king of noir. Some of the shooting is a pleasure to behold and the timing and ingenuity of the gags, if not the effects, are still chilling. I wouldn't set foot in that place.
To me this fulfills the criteria of being what we expect a 50's haunted house horror to look and feel like. But in that respect this is a film stuck in time, one where every aspect has been well perfected and surpassed by the evolution of cinema.
Una _midnight movie_ por excelencia, este clásico del terror y suspenso lo tiene todo: fantasmas, esqueletos, monstruos y hasta música de órgano tétrica. Aunque difícilmente causará escalofríos al espectador, ésta es definitivamente una obra obligada para todo aquél que se precie de conocer de cine de terror o quien guste de los efectos especiales de tercera.