Welcome to the 31 Days Of Halloween Movies! Every day throughout October Dave Christy (with occasional comment from Melanie) will present a horror movie complete with a trailer!
Day 2:House on Haunted Hill (1959/1999)
OK, I'm trying something new here. Its a remake but I'll also add the original in here. The classic one stars Vincent Price and is great in its own right. Some people can't deal with the older ones for whatever reason. It was definitely a different style than modern horror. The main plot is basically the same but the stakes are raised in the newer one (and prize too). The original offers $10,000 for staying overnight in the haunted house. That wouldn't cut it in 1999 so they upped it to $1,000,000.
Mel says -
I love both versions of this movie although I will say I am partial to the 1999 remake, mainly because James Marsters (Spike from Buffy) makes an appearance! That is always going to earn extra points. This is one of the cases where I think they did a really good job with updating the original premise to account for the change in time. It's a yes from me!
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