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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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There once was a house, a bright happy home, something bad happened, now it sits all alone. Its pillars are its bones, its walls are its skin, its windows are its eyes, won't you come in. See more »


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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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Writer Michael Tolkin, as script doctor, did a uncredited re-write on the script. 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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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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Surprisingly good!
20 May 2000 | by (Munte, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I didn't have too much of a hope I would like this new Jan De Bont film, but after giving it a go today, I was impressed. De Bont is a terrific creator of suspense and camera setups. All his hard work as a cinematographer paid off in movies such as these. He really knows how to build up an atmosphere accompanied by subtle visual effects and sound design. The way that big house groans and 'breathes' just makes my heart beat faster. Equally great is Jerry Goldsmith's score. In some scenes when combined with the atmospheric sound effects it made my neckhair stand up. I was genuinely terrified. A special mention must go to the art direction and set decoration. The house has such wonderful and at the same time disturbing architecture, the thought of having to spend a night there gives me the chills. About the acting, I thought it was nothing special. The Haunting is a solely audiovisual experience, where acting is only of secondary importance. In short, I enjoyed this movie and didn't think the ending was bad. I see about 200-300 movies each year, and I see a lot of bad ones, but this is not one of them. Go see it and decide for yourself.


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