Friday, October 3, 2014

31 DAYS OF HORROR! - Day 3: What is your favourite classic horror movie?

I guess that would depend on one's definition of 'classic. But mine happens to be black and white and from the 1950s so I think I'm pretty safe. 

Generally considered to be director William Castle’s most popular film, The House on Haunted Hill is famously known for its promotional gimmicks during its 1959 theatrical run where in selected theatres an elaborate pulley system that was installed by Castle himself, was used to allowed a plastic skeleton to be flown over the audience at the appropriate times during the film. Today The House on Haunted Hill has become a much loved cult classic known for being more camp than creepy. I’ve been enjoying The House on Haunted Hill for many years, often revisiting it and it’s become a favourite film to watch late on a Saturday night. I love the film’s ambiguity, everything that happens in the film can be explained in practical terms as one particular character is revealed to be literally pulling the strings which begs the question, is the House on Haunted Hill really haunted? 

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