House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Directed By: William Castle
Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart
~ Exterior shots of the house were filmed at the historic Ennis House in California.
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A haunted house with a horrible past that holds the deaths of many and is over a century old. Today a gentleman named Frederick (Price) rents the house for his odd wife Annabelle for one night as a "Haunted House Party" and invited five people to attend for 12 hours. If they make it through the night in the house on haunted hill each will earn ten thousand dollars. If they do not it is understood that their nextr of kin will get it. Each guest has a different reason for wanting to come and collect the money some are in financial need and others are doing it for alternative reasons.
The guests find out that a murder has taken place in almost every room in the mansion. Shortly after being in the mansion one of the guests, Nora is already seeing ghosts, ghouls and the ghost of Annabelle (Carol Ohmart) who hung herself during this party and could not take it anymore. Later we see more murder and hysteria occur while each guest slowly gets scared and falls into the trap of the haunted house. Will everyone fall into the trap or will some make it out and see daylight and the other twists and turns happening throughout the evening! What a great Vincent Price film perfect for a good spook!