House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American horror film. It was directed by William Castle, written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren. He and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a “haunted house” party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000 each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.
Exterior shots of the house were filmed at the historic Ennis House in Los Feliz, California.
House on Haunted Hill
Directed by William Castle
Produced by William Castle, Robb White
Written by Robb White
Starring Vincent Price, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook, Carol Ohmart, Alan Marshal, Julie Mitchum, Richard Long
Music by Richard Kayne, Richard Loring, Von Dexter
Cinematography Carl E. Guthrie
Edited by Roy V. Livingston
Production company William Castle Productions
Distributed by Allied Artists
Release dates 17 February 1959
Running time 75 minutes
Country United States