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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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Some houses are born bad. See more »


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

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$91,188,905 (USA) (22 October 1999)
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Trivia

Deleted scenes shown in theatrical trailers and TV commercials for "The Haunting", but not included in the final cut of the film, include a scene where Nell and Theo open up doors to the house while exploring and they find brick walls in the doorway to prevent them from entering and a scene with Theo in Nell's bedroom, shortly before Dr. Marrow admits the truth about his experiment, with Theo saying "As soon as I turn out the light, my heart starts pounding." See more »

Goofs

From the outside, rooms have square window frames, from the inside they are arched. The ceilings, when filmed from the inside of the house, are at least 30 ft high; seen from the outside they can't be more than 15 feet. 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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OH MY GOD!!!
24 July 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is by far the scariest movie I have ever seen.Yes,I scare easily-but this film wasn't just scary,it was multiple-heart-attack-terrifying!! The effects were great,and the cast led by Lily Taylor and Liam Neeson was amazing.A wonderful change from classless teen slashers,this bone-chilling remake is superb.


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