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House on Haunted Hill -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Robb White (story)
Dick Beebe (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 October 1999 (USA) See more »
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Evil Loves To Party. See more »
Plot:
A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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A Terrifying movie, with no ending See more (529 total) »

Cast

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Geoffrey Rush ... Stephen H. Price

Famke Janssen ... Evelyn Stockard-Price

Taye Diggs ... Eddie Baker

Peter Gallagher ... Donald W. Blackburn, M.D.

Chris Kattan ... Watson Pritchett

Ali Larter ... Sara Wolfe

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Melissa Margaret Marr (as Bridgette Wilson)

Max Perlich ... Carl Schecter

Jeffrey Combs ... Dr. Richard Benjamin Vannacutt
Dick Beebe ... Male Nurse
Slavitza Jovan ... Twisted Nurse

Lisa Loeb ... Channel 3 Reporter

James Marsters ... Channel 3 Cameraman
Jeannette Lewis ... Price's Secretary

Janet Tracy Keijser ... Girl on Wires

Peter Graves ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marc Blucas ... Period Film Actor (scenes deleted)

Ivana Milicevic ... Period Film Actress (scenes deleted)
Geneieve Leilyn ... Park Attendant (uncredited)

Sheila Lussier ... Ghost / Tree (uncredited)

Debi Mazar ... Jennifer Jenzen (deleted character, DVD only) (uncredited)
Frank Murgia ... Zombie (uncredited)

Greg Nicotero ... Rollercoaster Technician (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Malone 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robb White (story)

Dick Beebe (screenplay)

Produced by
Gilbert Adler .... producer
Terry Castle .... co-producer
Dan Cracchiolo .... executive producer
Steve Richards .... executive producer
Joel Silver .... producer
Ed Tapia .... associate producer
Robert Zemeckis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Don Davis 
 
Cinematography by
Rick Bota (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anthony Adler 
 
Casting by
Lora Kennedy 
 
Production Design by
David F. Klassen 
 
Art Direction by
Richard F. Mays 
 
Set Decoration by
Lauri Gaffin 
 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
 
Makeup Department
David Abbott .... makeup artist
Howard Berger .... makeup artist
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist
Norman Cabrera .... special makeup department sculptor: Kutzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX.
Bill Corso .... makeup artist (as William Corso)
Brian Demski .... lab technician: KNB Effects Group
Brian Demski .... special makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc
Joyce Etheridge .... key makeup artist
Garrett Immel .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Douglas Noe .... assistant makeup artist
Diane Pepper .... hair stylist (as Dianne Pepper)
Shannon Shea .... special makeup effects artist
Dick Smith .... special makeup effects design
Faith Vecchio .... hair stylist
Patricia Vecchio .... key hair stylist
Alan Tuskes .... key special makeup effects studio technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bill Draper .... executive in charge of production
F.A. Miller .... unit production manager
Mark L. Mitchell .... post-production supervisor
Barbara Russo .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maria Battle-Campbell .... second assistant director: second unit (as Maria K. Battle-Campbell)
Gregg Brazzel .... second unit director (as Gregory Brazzel)
Scott Cameron .... first assistant director
Simone Farber .... second assistant director
Dinah LeHoven .... second second assistant director: second unit
Joe Lotito .... second second assistant director (as Joseph E. Lotito)
 
Art Department
Christopher Amy .... property master
Janet Baxter-Nissen .... construction medic
Amy Feldman .... assistant set decorator
Steven Fidler .... propmaker
Johnny Graham .... props
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... stand-by painter
Brandon L. Hull .... art department production assistant
David Ladish .... set dresser
Héctor López .... assistant property master
Douglas McKay .... set dresser
Kenny Minster .... property master: second unit
Tomas Mulrooney .... sculptor
J. Michael Riva .... visual consultant
Steve Rodriguez .... art department assistant
Clare Scarpulla .... assistant art director
Tim Stadler .... painter
Bart Sullivan .... set dresser
Brian Walker .... construction foreman
James F. Walker .... construction foreman
Ben Woolverton .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Thom Brennan .... foley supervisor (as Tom Brennan)
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Julia Evershade .... co-supervising sound editor
George Flores .... boom operator
Vince Garcia .... production sound mixer
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Eric Lindemann .... additional sound designer
Eric Lindemann .... sound effects editor
Frank Long .... second assistant sound editor
David McRell .... first assistant sound editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Jeremy Peirson .... assistant sound designer
Charles W. Ritter .... dialogue editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Markus Kmitta .... intern: sound (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles Belardinelli .... special effects coordinator
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects supervisor (as T. Brooklyn Bellissimo)
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects technician
Rick Bongiovanni .... effects crew: KNB effects
Tamara Carlson .... fabricator: K.N.B Effects Group
Jason Collins .... lab technician: KNB Effects Group
Chiz Hasegawa .... project coordinator: KNB EFX Group
Frank Iudica .... special effects technician
Scott Patton .... sculptor
Christy Sumner .... special effects technician
Malia Thompson .... special effects technician
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup
Thomas Zell .... special effects foreman
Brandon Kleyla .... miniature effects team (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Black .... visual effects editor
Steward Burris .... 3D artist
Marla Carter Barrett .... digital compositor
Richard J. Cook .... digital effects producer: VisonArt
Rick Cortes .... visual effects artist
Jim Davidson .... model builder
Jim Davidson .... visual effects rigger
Christina Drahos .... visual effects compositor: VisionArt
Ted Fay .... director of technology: VisionArt
Antony Hunt .... executive Producer: Mill Film
Oded Yosef Kassirer .... digital artist (as Oded Kassirer)
Marc Kolbe .... visual effects supervisor: VisionArt
Daniel Kramer .... senior technical director: VisionArt
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Jerry Macaluso .... additional miniatures: miniature creature
Robert McInnis .... visual effects supervisor: Modern VideoFilm
Mark L. Mitchell .... post production visual effects supervisor
Craig A. Mumma .... visual effects supervisor: VisionArt
Matthew Olivo .... film record technician (as Matt Olivo)
Helena Packer .... digital effects supervisor: WhoDoo EFX
Rocco Passionino .... senior animator
Mark A. Shelton .... visual effects director of photography
Michael Shelton .... visual effects
Rick Shick .... digital compositor
Robert Skotak .... visual effects supervisor
Andy Stevens .... visual effects camera assistant: Magic Camera Co
Paul Taglianetti .... visual effects producer
Chris 'Willie' Williams .... tracker
John Campuzano .... tape operator (uncredited)
Brent Gilmartin .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Kate Neumann .... executive assistant: VisionArt (uncredited)
Grant Niesner .... digital art direction consultant (uncredited)
Alette Vernon .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shane T. Anderson .... stunts
Bruno Angelico .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Kevin Ball .... stunts
Bob Bralver .... stunts
Gregg Brazzel .... stunt coordinator (as Gregory Brazzel)
Kimberly Cossette .... stunts (as Kimberly Cassette)
Lori Crowder .... stunts
Wally Crowder .... stunts
Loren Dennis .... stunts
Yannick Derrien .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunts
John Edward .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunts
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunts (as Clay Fontenot)
Frankie 'G' Garbutt .... stunts
Alisa Hensley .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
April Littlejohn .... stunts
Mark Lonsdale .... stunts (as Mark Longsdale)
John Vitale .... stunts
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunt double: Taye Diggs/Eddie (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Austin .... 24 frame video operator
Nico Bally .... key grip: insert unit
Garrett Benson .... second assistant camera
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera
A. Anthony Cappello .... first assistant camera
Tom Farrar .... still photographer
Joe Hicks .... best boy grip (as Joe E. Hicks)
Robert Ikeda .... grip (as Bobby Ikeda)
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Scott Kidner .... lighting technician
Jordan Klein Jr. .... underwater director of photography
Jay Laws .... lighting technician
Michael Laws .... gaffer
Steven C. Marshall .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Darren Michaels .... unit still photographer
Darin Miller .... film loader
Darin Miller .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Moseley .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bob Munoz .... key grip (as Robert Munoz)
Brian S. Osmond .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bryce Porter .... assistant chief lighting technician
Christian Sebaldt .... director of photography: second unit
William Skinner .... lighting technician
Louis Smith .... second assistant camera: Florida
Lonnie Stewart .... dolly grip
Stephen J. Ullman .... Steadicam operator
Stephen J. Ullman .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Animation Department
David B. Fain .... animator: titles (as David Fain)
 
Casting Department
Joanne Martin Hinson .... extras casting
Kristy Sager .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dominick De Rasmo .... specialty costume manufacturer
Carol Demarti .... head dyer and ager
Carol Demarti .... milliner
Kimberly Guenther Durkin .... costume supervisor (as Kimberly Guenther-Durkin)
Janet Sobel .... set costumer
Randall Thropp .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Steven A. Calabro .... second assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Dan Gutman .... second assistant editor (as Daniel Gutman)
Tirsa Hackshaw .... first assistant editor
Jason Hampton .... assistant colorist
Barbara Riley .... negative cutter
Eva Winkle .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator
Don Davis .... orchestrator
Ira Hearshen .... orchestrator
Erik Lundborg .... orchestrator (as Eric Lundborg)
Larry Mah .... score mixer
Barbara McDermott .... assistant music editor
Armin Steiner .... music scoring engineer
 
Transportation Department
Don Haggerty .... driver
Dan Henley .... transportation coordinator
Timothy E. Henley .... transportation captain
Thomas M. Krigbaum .... transportation co-captain (as Tom Krigbaum)
Doug Wilson .... driver
 
Other crew
Chamonix Bosch .... key set production assistant
Kelsey Clark .... assistant: Robert Zemeckis
Paul Croghan .... production coordinator
Gina D'Orazio .... assistant production coordinator
Iris Dubinsky .... production secretary
Gloria M. Fujita .... set medic
Peter Hollocker .... production assistant
Leah Holmes .... post production accountant
Douglas McKay .... local gang boss
Rana Morrison .... location assistance
Deborah J. Page .... location manager
Jess Platt .... dialect coach
Steve Rodriguez .... production assistant
Alison Rothman .... first assistant accountant
Taffy Schweickhardt .... payroll accountant
Mary Anne Seward .... script supervisor
Annemarie Sinagra .... production assistant
Matt Story .... production accountant (as Matthew G. Story)
Cheeba White .... production assistant: Florida
Philip G. Bloom .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Robert Polgar .... assistant: Joel Silver (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and gore, sexual images and language
Runtime:
93 min | Spain:99 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Canada:18A (Video rating) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18SG | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #37055)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Geoffrey Rush was never meant to look like Vincent Price (star of the original film House on Haunted Hill (1959)). The original screenplay described Stephen Price as a regular looking businessman. Rush didn't care for this, so he suggested that his character look like the film director John Waters. The director agreed to test this look out. After his transformation, he ended up looking so much like Vincent Price the director decided to keep the look.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Sara Wolfe's wandering through the basement is out of sequence. At one part she wanders into a darkened room filled with debris, but then in the close-up, there is a light through a door to her right as well as a clear path for her. In fact, the halls she wanders through keep changing from long shot to close-ups.See more »
Quotes:
Sara Wolfe:Is this house really haunted?
Watson Pritchett:[near hysterics] It's uh, well, bleh... hah... yeah, it's pretty scary.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Zhu ba da lian meng (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)See more »

FAQ

Who are the guests?
How many of the quests end up surviving the night?
What is the real name of the 'Terror Incognita' roller coaster?
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41 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
A Terrifying movie, with no ending, 30 October 1999
Author: Quicksand from United States

For once, a movie even scarier and more horrifying than the trailers for it. BUT......

The whole was not equal to the sum of its parts. Geoffrey Rush (what's HE doing in this movie?!) as Steven Price is actually a very interesting character, which can be attributed to either the effort the script takes to set him up, and/or the brilliance of the Oscar-winning actor in the role. Price's wife, Evelyn, gets similar treatment, but it is here the screenwriter(s?) get lazy.

The strangers in the house DO get a minimal amount of character set-up, i.e. who they are, what they do... but this information is never touched on again. One would HOPE that all ths information is being displayed for some higher purpose-- the background of these five strangers, the cat-and-mouse game played by Mr. & Mrs. Price, and Mr. Price's fascination with fear that is set up so intensely in the movie's opening minutes.

But alas, none of this GOES anywhere. It is all completely independent from the agenda of the House when I felt like it should all tie together, somehow. There are three forces at work here-- the ghosts who haunt the house, the humans who are trapped in it, and the Darkness that lives beneath it. These are all separate entities, we find, but for what purpose? This movie could have gone on another ten minutes, some loose ends could have been tied up, and I could have given it a much higher score.

Instead, what was truly an INTENSE build-up, sputters out at the very end of the movie. It didn't even feel like an end, it just felt like the movie stopped, and we're left without an explanation to what happens to the survivors-- including the most interesting character in the movie, the House itself.

7 out of 10. Fun to watch, truly terrifying, but incomplete.

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