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Weekend Movie Number Two: House on Haunted Hill

25 Feb

This horror movie may easily be considered a cult classic. Starring horror-legend Vincent Price, it was the prototype for, the “haunted house,” genre and has inspired many take-offs and even a more recent remake. The effects are somewhat cheap and the acting in some cases is a little overdone, but Price delivers a character complexity and anti-hero-esque charm that adds tension and mystery to this classic thriller. Another factor to consider is that there are few moments when the production will take the easy way out with rapid, loud items jumping into your field of vision or gory effects to make you cringe; rather, through a decent plot and strong acting in the lead roles, the cast pulls you through this production by the ears as you watch the story unfold, with a wide-eyed sense of horror and suspense.

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