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House on Haunted Hill (1959)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Country:  USA

Director:  William Castle

Main Stars:  Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Carolyn Craig

Storyline:  A millionaire offers ten thousand dollars to 5 people to stay locked in a haunted house for one night as he and his wife have rented it.








Review (Spoils):  Millionaire Fredrick Loren (Vincent Price ) and his 4th wife Annabelle (Carol Ohmart ) have rented the haunted house on the hill and have offered 10,000 to each person that survives the night. As the night prolongs the place gets creepier and the people suspect ghosts or the macabre Fredrick himself.  The film is done beautifully as the house is mostly bare and massive. The stars of the film of the film are Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart as their relationship is comical and at times very dark. Which explains why she is trying to murder the millionaire husband with her lover? The third star of the film is the young lady named Nora (Carolyn Craig) she plays the innocent co-worker of the millionaire and also gives her lungs the work over as a scream queen.

The film hangs like a murder mystery but at the same time it has classic scenes such as the acid pool in the basement, the old lady in the shadows, head in the suitcase and of course the classic  floating skeleton.

Rating:  This is Vincent Price at his best, full of mystery, macabre and slick in words. He steals the show and plays the words out beautifully in its own gothic way. This is classic horror at its best. Grab the beers and sit down and enjoy a classic as it comes for a black and white horror film.




7/10 Beers!


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Spider Baby (1968)

Spider Baby (1968)

Country:  USA

Director:  Jack Hill

Main StarsLon Chaney Jr, Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker, Sid Haig, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner

Storyline:  The Merrye family are a bit strange because of generation of inbreeding which has led the latest bloodline to be mentally regressed.  Rich distant relatives and their lawyer arrive to overtake their home but they soon learn that you do not mess with the Merrye family.






Review (Spoils): This movie runs along the lines of the Addams Family but add a bit weirder in there.  For what the budget was set too this film is actually entertaining.Lon Chaney Jr plays the caretaker Bruno who is trying to defend and hide the family’s mental issues in which he calls “rotting of the brain”. Next to stealing the show is the strange daughters Elizabeth and Virginia (Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner) who like to play a strange little game called ‘Spider”.  This adds to the film and shows to me the real horror of the family characteristics.  Sid Haig also does a great job playing the goofy brother Ralph who reminds a lot of the Adam’s Family. The devoted semi title of the film called “The Maddest Story Ever Told” does hold some truth once you’re through this one.

Rating: I really did like this film and I hunted it down as it was getting some great creepy reviews. Yes it not scary but it plays on black humor and creepy atmosphere.  The whole “spider” game and idea worked well and will not be forgotten.




6/10 Beers!


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