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Vincentennial Lives! This year’s St. Louis International Film Festival will be capped with a screening of the 1959 shocker House On Haunted Hill starring St. Louis native Vincent Price. The screening will be this Sunady, November 20th at 8:30 pm at the Tivoli Theater and yes, it it will be in………..Emergo !!! Eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren (Price) and his fourth wife (Carol Ohmart), Annabelle, have invited five people to their house on Haunted Hill for a “haunted house” party. Whoever will stay in the house for one night will earn $10,000 (a whopping sum in 1959!). As the night progresses, all the greedy participants are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, skeletal apparitions, blood dripping from the ceiling, a severed head, and a vat of acid in the cellar.
- Tom Stockman
For those interested in classic horror, William Castle Productions presents a brand new release of the script from the iconic horror film The House On Haunted Hill. Check out excerpts from the press release:
Due out on October 31, 2011, William Castle Productions proudly presents House on Haunted Hill: A William Castle Annotated Screamplay. The book features legendary horror filmmaker William Castle’s authentic working script from his 1959 classic thriller with original formatting and Castle’s own hand-written notes. This collector’s item even comes with a new twist on Castle’s famous theater gimmick, Emerg-o. The 248-page book includes a foreword by acclaimed director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Matinee), hailing the book as “an important artifact.” It also includes an introduction by William’s daughter, Terry Castle, who shares her personal thoughts on this seminal piece of film history. A critical perspective of the film by writer and illustrator »
William Castle, the horror-movie showman whose work included "The Tingler," "Mr. Sardonicus" and"13 Ghosts," is coming back from the grave courtesy of his daughter, who is reviving William Castle Prods. First up is the the publication of "House on Haunted Hill: A William Castle Annotated Screamplay," along with two young adult horror novels, "From the Grave: The Prayer" and "FearMaker: Family Matters." "House on Haunted Hill," which will be released »
For many fans, independent horror filmmaking seems like a relatively new concept. So you may be surprised to find out the maverick spirit that fuels our beloved genre has been burning for almost 100 years now, since the 1912 version of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was produced by the independently-run production house Thanhouser Company.
Since then, we’ve enjoyed countless films that bucked the studio system tradition and gave us bold, refreshing explorations of some of our greatest fears and introduced us to some pioneers in the entertainment industry. In honor of these achievements, we here at Dread Central are taking the entire month of March to celebrate all things indie horror.
To kick things off, over the next five days we’d like to take you on a historical journey through the last 100 years of indie horror by taking a look at 25 milestones that helped define the horror genre and, in many cases, »
4 items from 2011