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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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,562,169 (UK) (24 September 1999)

Gross:

£5,625,789 (UK) (29 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 »

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When we first see Nell's Gremlin, one of the tail lights is out. When we see it again later (when Luke crashes the gate) both tail lights are working. See more »

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[first lines]
Jane: You already owe two months worth of rent.
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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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Pretty Darn Bad
19 November 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

For movie fans who have never heard of the book (Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House") and have never seen the 1963 Robert Wise production with Julie Harris, this remake will seem pretty darn bad.

For those of us who have, it is just plain awful.

Bad acting (what was Neeson thinking?), goofy computer enhancements, and a further move away from Jackson's story doom this remake.

Do yourself a favor and rent the original movie. It still effectively scares without hokey special effects. The acting is professional and believable.

For readers of the book, the from 1963 follows the it much closer.


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