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House on Haunted Hill (1959) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by William Castle and produced by William Castle and Robb White.

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Throwback Thursday – The House on Haunted Hill

By Michael on Oct 31, 2019 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb... Read full article


House on Haunted Hill (1959)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 31, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The finest compliment I can extend to House on Haunted Hill is how it manages to exemplify many of the tropes we have come to?imagine in old horror movies of yore?even without having seen one. Because the hallmarks?of the genre, by some curious form of cultural osmosis, have been?passed down through... Read full article


House on Haunted Hill (1959)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 31, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The finest compliment I can extend to House on Haunted Hill is how it manages to exemplify many of the tropes we have come to?imagine in old horror movies of yore?even without having seen one. Because the hallmarks?of the genre, by some curious form of cultural osmosis, have been?passed down through... Read full article


Ticklish Business Episode #31: House on Haunted Hill (1959)

on Nov 1, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

How appropriate that our 31st episode comes out on Halloween night. In the last of four special Halloween episodes I talk to writer Kimberly Pierce?about?William Castle’s?House on Haunted Hill?(1959). Want to support the podcast? Consider leaving an iTunes rating and review, or becoming a Pat... Read full article


House on Haunted Hill (1959)

on Oct 3, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published October 21st, 2012 House on Haunted Hill is the go-to haunted house film second to The Haunting?(1963). ?Where the latter film aims for a psychological approach this is all about the bumps in the night and the scares inherent in the house itself. There’s nothing in anyone&... Read full article


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Quotes from

Dr. David Trent: [Nora has encountered the organ that plays by itself and runs screaming through the house] Did you hear anything?
Frederick Loren: Organ music?
Dr. David Trent: That... and someone walking.


Frederick Loren: The caretakers will leave at midnight, locking us in here until they come back in the morning. Once the door is locked, there's no way out. The windows have bars that a jail would be proud of, and the only door to the outside locks like vault. There's no electricity, no phone, no one within miles, so no way to call for help.
Watson Pritchard: Like a coffin.


Frederick Loren: Do you remember the fun we had when you poisoned me?
Annabelle Loren: [laughs] Something you ate, the doctor said.
Frederick Loren: Yes, arsenic on the rocks...
[grabs Annabelle]
Frederick Loren: Annabelle, you'd do it again if you thought you'd get away with it, wouldn't you?


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Facts about

The popular theme music originally had haunting lyrics by Richard Kayne, but only the orchestral version was used in the final film. For the record, the lyrics went as follows: There's a house on Haunted Hill / Where ev'rything's lonely and still / Lonely and still / And the ghost of a sigh / When we whispered good-bye / Lingers on / And each night gives a heart broken cry / There's a house on Haunted Hill / Where love walked there's a strange silent chill / Strange silent chill / There are mem'ries that yearn / For our hearts to return / And a promise we failed to fulfill / But we'll never go back / No, we'll never go back / To the house on Haunted Hill!
The Ennis Brown House in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1924, and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was used for the exterior shots of the haunted house during the film's opening sequence.
Filmed September 3-16 1958, for December release (copyright 1958).
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