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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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A Casa da Colina  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,946,032, 31 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,846,082, 16 January 2000
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 1h 2 mins) The faceless apparition Price encounters in the saturation chamber was originally designed and created by Dick Smith for Ghost Story (1981), but it never appeared in the final cut of the earlier film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 47 mins) When Melissa Margaret Marr first screams, she screams when she sees the ghost. When everyone looks over her tape, she screams when the ghost takes her into the house. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Price: [after throwing a wrench and disengaging the lock-down] So much for a PhD in engineering.
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007) See more »

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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Pathetic ending ruined this one.
25 February 2002 | by 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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