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The Haunting (1999)

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

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,562,169 (UK) (24 September 1999)

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£5,625,789 (UK) (29 October 1999)
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The official Spanish title for the film is "La Maldici?n, which translates as "The Curse". See more »

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As the four main characters run away while the doors are closing around them, a crewman, dressed in black, with a cap is briefly visible behind one of the doors. See more »

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[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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19 April 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i personally thought this movie was very well done, but then again i have never seen the original. it was a well put together movie and had a lot of creepy moments. but at the same time, the reason i will not give this movie a ten is because i found that this movie was not creepy enough and the ending had a poor twist. the acting and the setting of this movie was very well done. of course though i found the moving statues to be a little to much and the ghosts for this film looked a little fake. Though i did find that the main plot of this film was fabs! and it would be a movie i would recommend. some of the stuff was a little confusing though, and even though i found the movie to be great, the main character, who was played by lily taylor, did not amuse me at all and seemed a little bit on the weird side. so out of ten i give this a nine for its good efforts and fabulous movie.


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