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    House on Haunted Hill (Allied Artists, 1959). British Quad (30" X 40"). Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) makes a group of strangers the offer of a lifetime: stay one night in my home - haunted, naturally - and receive $10,000. Thus the stage is set for this classic screecher, directed by B-movie auteur William Castle. The picture was a hit, and its success inspired Alfred Hitchcock to make his own low-budget horror film... Psycho. One technique Hitchcock didn't use was Castle's "Emergo," in which a plastic skeleton on a wire would fly over the audience during an appropriate point in the film. The striking quad offered here, eye-catching in its fluorescent yellows, greens, and oranges, had pinholes in the corners and small edge tears, but these have been rendered virtually invisible by expert, professional restoration. Posters for this film are hugely popular, although this is a style rarely seen, making it an exceptionally desirable piece for any horror aficionado. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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