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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Margaret Marr (as Bridgette Wilson)
Carl Schecter
Dick Beebe ...
Male Nurse
Slavitza Jovan ...
Twisted Nurse
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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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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Did You Know?


William Malone got the idea to set the movie in a former insane asylum when he was filming an episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989) in a former asylum and noticed that crew members were running scared out of the basement, not wanting to film there. See more »


The scars on Sara's forehead and cheek keep vanishing and reappearing on different sides of her face, and are all completely gone by the end of the film. See more »


Evelyn Stockard-Price: Get off me, you pervert!
Steven H. Price: Congratulations. I don't think Evelyn's said that to anything with testicles, ever.
Evelyn Stockard-Price: Very funny, Stephen. Have you?
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. logo is grey in color and is surrounded by thunder and lightning. See more »


Referenced in Rose Red (2002) See more »


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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User Reviews

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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