House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Release: December 15, 1959

Millionaire Fredrick Loren (and his 4th wife) invites five random guests for a Haunted House party at the notorious "House on Haunted Hill". The guest include: pilot Lance Schroeder, journalist Ruth Bridges, Watson Prichard (the owner of The House), Nora Manning, an employee for Fredrick Loren, and psychiatrist David Trent. He offers $10,000 to each person who manages to stay and survive the night however as the guest find out the house lives up to it's murderous and haunted past as weird things start to occur but is it cause the Fredrick Loren or the house? Directed by gimmick master William Castle. The film was made in "Emergo", basically during certain moments in the film a fake skeleton would be sent down a string or wire to attempt to scare the audience. The film has now become public domain but still remains a cult classic. In 2005 the film was finally colorized by Legend Films and was also given a commentary track by Mystery Science Theater 3000 star Michael J. Nelson. The commentary can also be downloaded in the MP3 format through Rifftrax website as well and can be played along with any version of the film.

Frederick Loren: "It's almost time to lock up the house and then your party will really begin. I wonder how it will end…"
Frederick Loren: "Would you adore me as much if I were poor? No, all you want to be is a lovely widow."
Annabelle Loren: "My husband is sometimes insane with jealousy; nothing matters to him!"
Lance Schroeder: "Would he hurt you?"
Annabelle: "He would kill me if he could."
Annabelle Loren: "You know, of course, that I'm his 4th wife. The 1st simply disappeared; the other 2 died."
Watson Pritchard: "There's been a murder almost everyplace in this house!"
Watson Pritchard: "See that stain? Blood. A young girl was killed here... and whatever got her wasn't human."
Watson Pritchard: "These guns are no good against the dead. Only the living."
Watson Pritchard: "They're coming for me now.. and then they'll come for you."
Frederick Loren: "It's a pity you didn't know when you started your game of murder that I was playing too."
Frederick Loren (as skeleton): "Come with me murderess. Come with me."
Frederick Loren: "At last you've got it all, everything I had... even my life. But you're not going to live to enjoy it! Come with me, murderess, come with me!"
Frederick: "I am Frederick Loren, and I have rented the house on haunted hill tonight so that my wife can give a party. She's so amusing. There'll be food, drink and ghosts… and perhaps even a few murders. You're all invited. If any of you will spend the next 12 hours in this house, I will give you each $10,000, or your next of kin in case you don't survive. Ah, but here come our other guests."
Frederick Loren: "Once, the door is locked, there is no way out. The windows have bars the jail would be proud of and the only door to the outside locks like a vault."
Lance Schroeder: "If I were gonna haunt somebody, this would certainly be the house I'd do it in."
Frederick: "Don't let the ghosts and the ghouls disturb you, love."
Annabelle: "Darling, the only ghoul in the house is you!"
Ruth: "Who would want to haunt me?"
Frederick Loren: "I would say any self-respecting male ghost."
Watson: "The ghosts are moving tonight, restless… hungry. May I introduce myself? I'm Watson Pritchard. In just a moment I'll show you the only really haunted house in the world. Since it was built a century ago, seven people including my brother have been murdered in it, since then, I've owned the house. I only spent one night then and when they found me in the morning… was almost dead."
Frederick Loren: "Mr. Pritchard here promises us genuine ghosts."
Watson: "7 now. Maybe more before morning."
Annabelle Loren: "You're in danger here. We all are."
Nora Manning: "From Who?"
Annabelle: "I hope for your sake you never find out."
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