Let me start by saying I love Vincent Price. I have for many many years and I always will, the man is gone now, passed in 1993 (CHILLS) and that's a crying shame but Vincent Price is a man that I have always respected, found incredibly sexy and considered to have 'one of those' voices that you just can't mistake for anyone else, someone with a voice that they could have built a career entirely on such as Morgan Freeman, Clancy Brown (THE MOTHERFUCKING KURGAN) and other assorted greats/favourites.
Anyway.. It should be no surprise then that I enjoyed the movie House on Haunted Hill, the 1959 version (original) to clarify, not the shitty and horrible 1999 remake which should have never been made like most fucking remakes.. Then it should be no surprise than in spite of considering the movie to have been a very good movie on it's own that I was strongly drawn to it's Rifftrax version and here we arrive at the actual review rather than my ramblings.
This is going to be short because there's not really much to it. House on Haunted Hill as I mentioned is a very good movie on it's own if you watch it and keep in mind that it's a film from 1959 so the effects are not exactly 'up to par' with today's standards. It's less about ghosts and more about being a psychological thriller, if you think about it afterwards it kind of will fuck with your head, it's a pretty messed up story and can be somewhat scary if and I stress if you consider it as a 1959 movie and actually think about the plot/what happens.. So what comes of such a movie when given to the Rifftrax crew?
...Predictable hilarity.. Not predictable in a bad way mind you, predictable in I got this movie knowing it was going to be good and was not disappointed. This shit was hilarious, it was absolutely belly-laugh inducing funny and the Riff crew really hit it out of the park with this one.
From start to finish hilarious joke after hilarious joke is made and often at the expense of the characters which is just good fun because honestly if you can't make fun of the dip shit character who probably clocked his own self in the head, who can you make fun of?
The movie itself, House on Haunted Hill (1959) gets 8.0/10 Big Cat Paws, the Rifftrax gets 9.5/10.
No dinner tonight I'm afraid, what I made was just some Eggs, Toast and an Anpan.. It wasn't special or special looking so I didn't bother shooting any photographs or anything.. I don't feel well today and have had a horrid day so fuck it all.
...Seriously horrible fucking day..