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House on Haunted Hill (1999)

An amusement park mogul 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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Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,946,032 (USA) (31 October 1999)

Gross:

$40,846,082 (USA) (16 January 2000)
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(at around 12 mins) The names William Malone, Gilbert Adler and Valdemar Tymrak appear on Price's guest list before it is deleted. William Malone and Gilbert Adler are respectively the director and producer of the film. Valdemar Tymrak was a serial-killer and evil spirit in Tales from the Crypt: Report from the Grave (1996), which was also directed by Malone. See more »

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The movie is set in the present yet when the hospital was shut down in 1931, electroconvulsive therapy (electro-shock treatment) was not yet administered. It wouldn't be until 1937 which it was first used. See more »

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Eddie: [Eddie and Sara are atop a tall tower] That was one kickass party!
Sara: Okay, but one more thing: how do we get down from here?
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The Warner Bros. logo is grey in color and is surrounded by thunder and lightning. See more »

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Soundtracks

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Courtesy of Nothing/Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Not bad at all for a remake (and maybe better than the original)
17 February 2003 | by (Waconia, Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

I've seen some of the comments on the film here, and would beg to differ with many. I found the film to be entertaining (wouldn't William Castle have wanted that?) and that it actually paid homage to the original in so many ways (how many remakes ever do that? Generally they add a flavor-of-the-month star, a bunch of irrelevant plot changes and a soundtrack from a has-been band or one that should never have been). As a bonus, a supernatural element was brought to this film that wasn't there in the original version. I've seen a lot of complaining about the ending, but hey, life sometimes sucks and I could certainly see something like that happening to me. To tell the truth, I'd have to say that this remake was better than the first version. And this is from a stone-cold believer that Karloff was the best Frankenstein monster and Lugosi the best Dracula. Tongue in cheek this movie is -- James Whale would have loved it.


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