I watched the 1959 William Castle production “House on Haunted Hill”. Frederick Loren, a millionaire, invites 5 people to a party in a haunted house he has rented. All that stay the entire night will get ten thousand dollars each. He says that his wife Annabelle, who stays up in her room, wanted the party. William Castle both produced and directed while Robb White (an American writer of screenplays, television scripts, and adventure novels) wrote and co-produced this horror film.
Richard Long (The Dark Mirror, The Egg and I, The Life of Riley, Ma and Pa Kettle movies, Cult of the Cobra, TV episodes of 77 Sunset Strip, Bourbon Street Beat, The Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor),
known as “Emergo”, was released in conjunction to the corresponding scene during the movie. Alfred Hitchcock took note of this films low-budget performance in the box office and tried it himself, releasing “Psycho”.
Exterior shots of the house were filmed at the historic Ennis House in Los Feliz California, designed in 1924 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Most of the film was shot on sound stages.
The posters for the movie depict the haunted house as a four story fanciful Romanesque structure. In the ending title credits they list “Skeleton – By Himself”. The movie was very well received and even gets 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.