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

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23 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£5,625,789 (UK) (29 October 1999)
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Trivia

Technically this isn't a remake of Robert Wise's classic as the production company did not have the remake rights. They were not allowed to replicate even one shot from the 1963 film. Instead, it is a new adaptation of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel. See more »

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Eleanor falls asleep in a double bed, then wakes in a twin bed. 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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Great special effects...but not at all scary
30 April 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I hadn't heard anything particularly good about this film, but I thought I would see it for myself. I was disappointed to a certain extent- because it just was not at all scary. it looked like it might be, and the haunting of Hill House certainly is a very creepy novel- but this film is just special effects wizardry and thats about all. It has a great cast, particularly Taylor, Neeson and Zeta-Jones, but they really do play second fiddle to the special effects. The set design really is magnificent, but the story is fairly average and the characters are unfortunately a little underdeveloped. By the end I was bit bored with the 'creepy house', because it just was not 'creepy' enough. Some of the lines were so laughable it could have been mistaken for a comedy. Visually stunning for a while, but when you run out of things to look at- there is nothing else of interest.


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