Horror Double feature.
Two enduring B-movie horror classics are collected here. Vincent Price has one of his juiciest roles in 1958's HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL as millionaire playboy Frederick Loren, who invites five guests out to a genuine haunted house, offering them each $10,000 if they spend the night. Elisha Cook Jr. plays a nervous alcoholic who has been in this house before and witnessed some terrible things. Mr. Loren's beautiful but treacherous wife (Carol Ohmart) is also present--and might be out to kill Frederick during the course of the evening; then again, he might be out to kill her. Severed heads, a skeleton, an acid vat, ghostly screams, and a noose that creeps around on its own and strangles unsuspecting victims are just some of the treats in a film that has been spooking delighted audiences on late-night TV for decades. Producer-director William Castle claimed this was filmed in a process called Emergo, which meant that at a key moment a glow-in-the-dark skeleton on a wire was rigged to sail over the audience's heads. The skeleton is long since gone, but the goofy thrills remain in this classic tale, from a script by Robb White. In DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1973), the creative-thinking director of an insane asylum allows several inmates to act out their psychotic delusions. When a new staffer arrives, the murder of the director leads to a full-scale takeover of the institution by its inmates. The game and energetic cast includes Bill McGhee, Jessie Lee Fulton, and Robert Dracup.
Cast: Alan Marshal, Annie MacAdam, Carol Ohmart, Elisha Cook Jr., Jessie Lee Fulton, Vincent Price, William McGee.
DVD in very good condition.