In this episode, we talk about House on Haunted Hill, a 1959 horror creation from the king of the movie gimmick, William Castle! Join us for an hour of walking down hallways, opening doors and listening to young women scream as Vincent Price lurks about in the background. Also, new house upgrade is predicted: the Basement Acid Pit.
A point of clarification that got muddled in our early discussion of William Castle – he was both a movie director and producer for a number of films, including House on Haunted Hill, the Tingler, Mr. Sardonicus and many others. He did not direct Rosemary’s Baby (that was Roman Polanski), he only produced that film. His production gimmicks and promotion of his films far outshine the actual direction of the pictures, which was the point Megan meant to make.