House on Haunted Hill (1959)

35mm film, black and white, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by William Castle. Filming began on 16 June 1958.

Plot Summary

Five people are invited to a ‘haunted house' party being thrown by bickering couple Frederick and Annabelle Loren. The millionaire host offers each guest $10,000 if they can spend the night in the house on Haunted Hill, dodging , murderers and their own shady pasts.


* = uncredited

Directed by: William Castle
© MCMLIX [1959] by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents a William Castle, Robb White production
Produced by: William Castle
Associate Producer: Robb White
Production Manager: Edward Morey Jr
Written by: Robb White
Assistant Director: Jack R. Berne
Set Continuity: Virginia Mazzuca
Director of Photography: Carl E. Guthrie
Film Editor: Roy Livingston
Music Composed and Conducted by: Von Dexter
Music Editor: Jerry Irvin
Recording Engineer: Ralph Butler
Sound Editor: Charles Schelling
Men's Wardrobe: Roger J. Weinberg
Ladies' Wardrobe: Norah Sharpe
Makeup Artist: Jack Dusick
Hair Stylist: Jack Dusick
Special Effects: Herman Townsley
Art Director: David Milton
Set Decorator: Morris Hoffman
Property: Teddy Mossman
Construction Supervisor: James West
Locations: Ennis-Brown House, 2655 Glendower Ave., Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, USA *

Vincent Price (Frederick Loren)
Carol Ohmart (Annabelle Loren)
Richard Long (Lance Schroeder)
Alan Marshal (Dr David Trent)
Carolyn Craig (Nora Manning)
Elisha Cook (Watson Pritchard)
Julie Mitchum (Ruth Bridgers)
Leona Anderson (Mrs Slydes)
Howard Hoffman (Jonas Slydes)
skeleton by himself

Alternative Titles

La casa dei fantasmi – Italy
A Casa dos Maus EspÍritos – Brazil
A Casa Mal Assombrada – Brazil (television)
Das Haus auf dem Geisterhügel – Austria
The House on Haunted Hill
Mansión diabólica – Venezuela
Mansión siniestra – Argentina
La Nuit de tous les mystères – France
Skriet vid midnatt – Sweden
Spøgelseshuset – Denmark
Yö kummitustalossa – Finland


House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Extracts included in
Horrible Horror (1986)
It Came from Hollywood (1982)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Signs (2002)

See also
Les Diaboliques (1955)
Ruiigi manshon (2001)
Saturday the 14th (1981)



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