Vincent Price's chilling portrayal of Frederick Loren in the 1959 cult classic, House on Haunted Hill, is the stuff of legends.
Vincent Price's chilling portrayal of Frederick Loren in the 1959 cult classic, House on Haunted Hill, is the stuff of legends. Produced and directed by William Castle, this film ensnares viewers with its tale of a millionaire's macabre party in a haunted house. Stay the night? That'll be a cool $10,000. But as darkness descends, terrors rise, keeping guests captive.
Los Feliz's Ennis House sets the eerie exterior stage, while intricate Victorian soundstages craft the claustrophobic interiors. If that wasn’t enough to give people the creeps, the film's iconic promotional stunt, "Emergo," featured a plastic skeleton flown over audiences during a corresponding scene in the film using a pulley system. This elaborate gimmick has since been recreated in modern repertory cinema showings.