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The Haunting (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  23 July 1999 (USA)
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When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.



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A remake of the classic 1963 movie "The Haunting" about a team of paranormal experts who look into strange occurrences in an ill-fated house. Through the course of the night some will unravel, some will question, and all will fight for their lives as the house fights back. Written by PofRules

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Ghosts with the most. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense horror sequences | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La maldición  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,435,140 (USA) (23 July 1999)


£5,625,789 (UK) (29 October 1999)

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Did You Know?


The part of the big lion head in the fireplace was originally played by a large green ball. See more »


As Nell and the Doctor walk into the greenhouse for the first time, we see that the man-in-the-water fountain is turned on, shooting water from his mouth. After the view changes (after the lilacs line) we see/hear that the fountain is no longer on, though there is no way to explain why it turned off. See more »


[first lines]
Jane: You already owe two months worth of rent.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: It's mine, and you're not taking it away.
Jane: Read the will, Nell. It states in plain language, the executor shall have the right to dispose of any and all personal property, as he shall see fit.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: He's not even real family.
Jane: Yeah, maybe not, but clearly Mother thought Lou would be better off dealing with these unpleasant details than you.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: [angrily] Unpleasant details? What have I been dealing with for the past eleven years? I've cooked, I've ...
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning, the music from Dreamwork's studio is not heard. Instead we hear the strange noises from inside Hill House. See more »


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A REAL Stinker!!
11 May 2000 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This movie is a remake of a truly horrifying and nightmare inducing 1963 film of the same name. Why Hollywood thinks that digital effects and campy acting is better than the imagination is beyond me. This film is so full of digital effects (none of which look real) and overacting that it cannot compare to the original film which starred Julie Harris and Claire Bloom. This film is just plain stupid. The original (in black and white) is still the scariest film I've ever seen (and I've seen them all). The original makes you use your imagination to fear the unseen - this remake doesn't allow you to do that and that is its biggest mistake.

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