The Movie: House on Haunted Hill (1959)
What Is It?: William Castle’s best movie is great fun on its own thanks to the filmmaker’s humor and budget-trumping artistry, Vincent Price’s Vincent Price-ness, and at least one true-blue scare, but this is still a movie best seen in a theater full of delinquents chucking popcorn boxes at the inflatable skeleton Emergoing overhead. Duck!
Why Today?: On this day in 1914, William Castle is born.