The ensemble cast includes Richard Long, before he made his mark on the television shows "The Big Valley" and "Nanny and the Professor." Elisha Cook Jr. opens the film with a warning about ghosts in "The House on the Haunted Hill," he is perfectly creepy as he details the previous murders in the house.
Being a William Castle film, gimmicks rule over substance, but this film is so much fun. This is the famous Castle movie in which the EMERGO skeleton makes a cameo appearence. While this might be a disappointment on the small televsion screen or a cell phone, in the theatres the EMERGO skeleton was dropped by a movie projectionist at the appropriate time.