House on Haunted Hill (1959) is a horror film directed by William Castle, written by Robb White, and starring Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren.
When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall’s brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall’s life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor’s daughter. RATED R
Things like this never work out well. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing find a frozen monster in Siberia. It get’s thawed out and isn’t very happy. Clearly, the monster should have been labeled “Keep frozen”
In her lonely Gothic mansion, whilst stubbornly lending no credence to a carnivorous family curse that wreaks mayhem from slippery seaside shoals to cliffs high above the windswept North Atlantic, enveloped in a full moon’s light over hill and dale on the Welsh moors where great crashing waves toll their lullaby of impending doom, a beautiful young Gibson Girl with a fairly disturbing attachment to her older brother is confronted with one or more monsters lurking about among the fog, bog and frogs. Croaking. Yet who … man or wolf? Or frog?. Watching. Waiting.
Here’s a copy of the Crimson Ghost, aka Cyclotrode X . It’s been colorized, stitched together, and presented as a movie. I don’t think it loses anything. This is my favorite Republic serial. It’s got Clayton Moore of Lone Ranger fame, who plays an almost unique role as The Crimson Ghosts henchman “Ash”.
This is sort of like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, except it’s an airship. Vincent Price stars as Robur, who is basically captain Nemo. This the the kind of thing I might have watched on Saturday afternoon in the 60’s while taking my nap.