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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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23 July 1999 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,562,169 (UK) (24 September 1999)

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£5,625,789 (UK) (29 October 1999)
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In this movie Owen Wilson plays a character named Luke - his brother's name in real life (Luke Wilson). See more »

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When Nell sees the advertisement in the newspaper, it says "in Berkshires," but when driving to Hill House, she looks at a map that clearly shows Central Massachusetts. 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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A truly horrible film
13 July 2000 | by (Norberg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

One would like movies like these to be scary, or at least chilling, but de Bont's Haunting is just plain stupid. The house and settings are great to look at but most of the effort on making the film has gone into over-the-top computer generated effects and zombie looking actors, while the script makes no sense at all. How much fun is it to watch Lili Taylor walking around talking to herself in order to help the audience understand what is happening on screen? Unintentionally funny moments include Mr Crain's incredibly bad make up and Owen Wilson not being able to climb over a closed gate. In short, stay away from Hill House.


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