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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£3,469,882 (UK) (10 March 2000)
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The first person to be killed in the movie is screenplay writer Dick Beebe. See more »

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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 »

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Watson Pritchett: [walks slowly up to Sarah] You don't... get it... do you? This house is pissed. It has no morals, cuz it's a fucking house!
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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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Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Shockingly Awful Waste of Film and Money!!
26 May 2000 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer for this film at the cinema and was impressed by the special effects. When i actually watched the film on DVD this week i soon realised that the decent special effects featured on the trailer were in fact the only special effects in the film. Though i quite like the original, i absolutely hated this movie, and if it is true that Dark Castle productions are indeed planning to remake a whole host of William Castle movies then i hope they do a better job! The script was perhaps the worst i have witnessed in a long time, the characters were all so instantly annoying that i found my self wishing them dead with in the first fifteen minutes. It actually took me two sittings to watch the movie, it was either that or i would have found myself fast forwarding through it. The plot, what there is of it, doesn't make much sense and the film doesn't explain why certain things are happening, Price's wifes relationship with one of the guests for example. This movie was so bad i ended up feeling frustrated and cheated, it actually made me so angry. Avoid this like the plague.


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