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House on Haunted Hill (1999)

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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's going to be a long night. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa da Colina  »

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£3,469,882 (UK) (10 March 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sara Wolfe's wandering through the basement is out of sequence. At one part she wanders into a darkened room filled with debris, but then in the close-up, there is a light through a door to her right as well as a clear path for her. In fact, the halls she wanders through keep changing from long shot to close-ups. See more »


Watson Pritchett: Jesus, she's dead. She was cute too. God, I'd love to get laid before I die.
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Watson Pritchett: Yeah, I'm alright.
[Goes back to heavy drinking]
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Crazy Credits

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References Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) See more »


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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