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House on Haunted Hill (1999)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  29 October 1999 (USA)
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A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

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When an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money and leave. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, sexual images and language | See all certifications »

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29 October 1999 (USA)  »

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A Casa da Colina  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,946,032 (USA) (29 October 1999)

Gross:

£3,469,882 (UK) (10 March 2000)
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Trivia

The inscriptions on the walls and doors in the hospital seem to be all in German, but are misspelled and do, even if spelled correctly, not make any particular sense when translated. The inscription "Gehrinev Hygiene" (seems to mean German "Gehirn") for example is a rough translation of the English "brain sanitation" into German. Maybe the German inscriptions were just supposed to add a more gothic atmosphere to the movie, but quite certainly they are also a reference to an old German Horror movie The Haunted Castle (1921) directed by F.W. Murnau, which also deals with a haunted manor. See more »

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Steven H. Price: [on his newest rollercoaster] Ever see one that starts at the top? 20 stories worth of top.
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Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
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Pathetic ending ruined this one.
25 February 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

I've never seen William Castle's original from 1958,but in my opinion 1999 version isn't completely bad.Director William Malone creates some atmosphere and suspense during the first hour,but everything is almost completely ruined by awful ending.There's some good gore,striking visuals and atmospheric sets,but the conclusion is absolutely lame(the CGI effects look really fake!).If you like horror movies give this one a look,just don't expect something impressive.


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