Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: House on Haunted Hill and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Only on Mushroom escape:
From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 7pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s
the described movie House on Haunted Hill from 1959, and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown from 1966.
House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American supernatural horror film directed by William Castle.
The film was written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart.
Price plays an eccentric millionaire, Frederick Loren, who, along with his wife Annabelle, has invited five people to the house for a "haunted house" party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, the guests are trapped within the house with an assortment of terrors.
The film is in the public domain.
Directed by: William Castle.
Produced by: William Castle and Robb White.
Written by: Robb White.
Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Elisha Cook, Carolyn Craig, Alan Marshal, Julie Mitchum and Richard Long.
Music by: Richard Kayne, Richard Loring Von Dexter.
Cinematography: Carl E. Guthrie.
Edited by: Roy V. Livingston.
Production company: William Castle Productions.
Distributed by: Allied Artists.
Release date: 17 February, 1959.
Running time: 75 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $200,000 (estimated).
Box office: $1.5 million (est. US/ Canada rentals).
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
A Halloween special, it was the third Peanuts special (and second holiday-themed special, following A Charlie Brown Christmas) to be produced and animated by Bill Melendez.
It was also the first Peanuts special to use the titular pattern of a short phrase, followed by "Charlie Brown", a pattern which would remain the norm for almost all subsequent Peanuts specials.
Its initial broadcast took place on 27 October, 1966, on CBS.
The original sponsors were Coca-Cola the original sponsor of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the Dolly Madison brand of baked snack foods, which would go on to be a long time co-sponsor of the Peanuts specials on CBS. CBS re-aired the special annually through 2000, with ABC picking up the rights beginning in 2001, where it now airs annually during the Halloween season.
The program was nominated for a 1966 Emmy Award.
It has been issued on home video several times, including a Remastered Deluxe Edition of the special released by Warner Home Video
on 2 September, 2008, with the bonus feature It's Magic, Charlie Brown which was released in 1981.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, a retrospective book was published in 2006. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic includes the entire script, never-before-seen photographs, storyboard excerpts, and interviews with the original child actors who provided the voices of the Peanuts gang.
A history of the program and the various religious interpretations of Linus' sincere belief in the Great Pumpkin are explained in the 2015 book, A Charlie Brown Religion.
Genre: Animated TV Special.
Created by: Charles M. Schulz.
Written by: Charles M. Schulz.
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Voices of: Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer, Kathy Steinberg, Christopher Shea, Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter, Lisa DeFaria, Ann Altieri, Glenn Mendelson and Bill Melendez.
Theme music composer: Vince Guaraldi.
Composer(s): Vince Guaraldi.
Country of origin: United States.
Original language: English.
Executive producer(s): Lee Mendelson.
Producer(s): Lee Mendeson and Bill Melendez.
Cinematography: Nick Vasu
Editor(s): Robert T. Gillis and Steven Melendez.
Running time: 25 minutes.
Production company(s): Lee Mendelson Productions, Bill Melendez Productions and United Feature Syndicate .
Original network: CBS.
Original release: 27 October, 1966 .
Chronology: Preceded by: Charlie Brown's All-Stars, Followed by: You're in Love, Charlie Brown.
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