Ahhhh, the mellifluous voice of Vincent Price. Is there anyone more closely affiliated with mid-century horror films? (Ok, you could say Hitchcock – but his were not really horror movies in the truest sense of the word.)
$2 Terror Tuesdays continue tonight (7/23) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater with 1959’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL starring the aforementioned Price. The trailer asks, “Do you dare enter” but since it uses no question mark I don’t know if it is more a declarative statement. (But then, the trailer also refers to it as “THE” House on Haunted Hill.)
Directed by William Castle, the film was written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart. Price plays an eccentric millionaire, Frederick Loren, who, along with his wife Annabelle, has invited five people to the house for a “haunted house” party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, the guests are trapped within the house with an assortment of terrors.
The showing starts at 7pm. Cost is $2.