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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Margaret Marr (as Bridgette Wilson)
Carl Schecter
Dick Beebe ...
Male Nurse
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Channel 3 Reporter
Jeannette Lewis ...
Price's Secretary
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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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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  »

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Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$40,846,082 (USA) (14 January 2000)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cindy Crawford was considered for the role of Melissa Margaret Marr. See more »


Some of the warnings in the basement are in very bad German - it seems somebody just used a dictionary and translated the English lines word-for-word. For example, one sign has the phrase "Steh zurück!" which means something like "Stay back!". A correct translation would be "Zurückbleiben" or in this context "Eintritt verboten" ("No admittance"). See more »


[Steven Price surprises Eddie, Sara, and Pritchett. Eddie almost shoots Price with his gun]
Eddie Baker: That's a good way to get your head blown off, man!
Steven H. Price: I'll recommend it to Evelyn.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits, there is an additional scene that features Steven and Evelyn strapped down on Vannacut's vivisection table. The scene ends with Vannacut watching as one hears Steven and Evelyn's screams. See more »


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Butcher us, mad doctor Combs!!
2 November 2004 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

The similarities between William Castle's campy 1959 original and this typical Hollywood remake are kept to a minimum. We have the premise of 5 people who're offered a million $ if they survive spending a night in 'the house' and Rush who brings tribute to Vincent Price (who played the lead role in the original). Other than this, Malone just follows the routine remake-standards meaning bigger, louder and more spectacular. If you're not too harsh, this actually is a pretty enjoyable movie and – at times – a successful mixture between an old-fashioned 'haunted house' chiller and a modern special effects playground. Thanks to some sort of miracle, Malone managed to cast class actor Geoffrey Rush and a more than decent supportive cast. Rush is talented enough to make his performance of eccentric impresario Steven Price look like a homage to Vincent Price instead of doing a lame impersonation. To me, however, the absolute star of this film is Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) who plays the small role of the demented Dr. Vannacutt. As usual, Combs' character is the cause of all horror and his grimaces are more diabolical then ever. He's an amazing horror icon and I simply can't get why he isn't enjoying an immortal success-status. Until about 5 minutes before the ending, the use of CGI is imaginative and not irritating at all. The finale is overly fake and kinda ruins the film. If you're not too demanding, The House on Haunted Hill guarantees a lot of fun and a few scares. Definitely a better remake than Jan De Bont's The Haunting and Steve Beck's 13 Ghosts.

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