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2017-08-03 02:49 am (UTC)
Because of the film's dream/nightmare theme, Castle gets to indulge in some outright surrealism along with his shocks. There's a wedding ceremony involving a bunch of mannequins that is a particular favorite of mine.
A lot of the effective atmosphere of
House on Haunted Hill
runs on dream logic, so it makes sense that he would be good at surrealism. That sounds fun.
(Though I can't help but wonder if the reason Stanwyck switched exclusively to TV work after this film is because she didn't want to make any more movies like it!)
There's a limit to the amount of screaming a person feels like doing on film!
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