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The Price is Terrifying


Truth told, horror-meister William Castle was not a particularly remarkable film director, but his showmanship was second to none. His 1959 cult classic House on Haunted Hill starred Vincent Price as an eccentric millionaire who invites a group of friends to spend the night in a haunted house — anyone who lasts the whole night would win the then-princely sum of $10,000. In addition to Price's campy performance, audiences were also treated to a plastic skeleton that, at a key scene, emerged from a hidden box and zipped along a wire above their heads. Castle never took himself too seriously, so it's likely he'd approve of House on Haunted Hill being retrofitted with a new gimmick just in time for Halloween. Tonight at 7 p.m., the RiffTrax team (Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumnae Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy) provide live comedic commentary for a newly colorized print of House on Haunted Hill, which will be broadcast nationwide to select theaters, including Clayton's AMC Esquire 7 (6706 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; Tickets are $12.50.
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010

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