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The Haunting of Hell House (1999)

A mysterious, morbid professor who has suffered a number of horrid events in his life tries to help a young troubled man, whose girl friend was killed during an illegal abortion.

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Professor Ambrose
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James Farrow
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Fletcher
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Lucy
Aideen O'Donnell ...
Sarah
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Jenkins
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Graham
Colm O'Maonlai ...
Reginald (as Colm Lydon)
Mike Finn ...
Lt. Ryan
Mitch Marcus ...
Professor Benest
Daniel Rosen ...
Preacher
Eoghan O'Brien ...
Renter
Fred McCluskey ...
Constable
Maeve O'Regan ...
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Tilton
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After his lover dies due to a botched abortion, New England college student James Farrow begins to see her in dreams and when awake. Drawn to the empty house they met in, James finds it belongs to Professor Ambrose, who teaches at the college and whose past is clouded with mystery. James approaches Ambrose for help and finds that they may be experiencing the same problem. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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16 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Henry James' The Haunting of Hell House  »

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Has A Good Idea and Then... Well...
15 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A mysterious, morbid professor (Michael York) who has suffered a number of horrid events in his life tries to help a young troubled man (Andrew Bowen), whose girl friend was killed during an illegal abortion.

I had some issues with this, particularly that the age looks all wrong, despite the costumes and mustaches. The time period is unclear, but it strikes me as 1990s people dressed up as people fro ma century ago. An that just takes the magic out of it, makes it more like a theater production. That would not be bad in itself, but I am sure this was not the intent.

The film was directed by Mitch Marcus and based on "The Ghostly Rental" by Henry James. I have not read the James story (unfortunately -- I should) and this was Marcus' first time out as director, so he can be excused. Just such a shame that producer Roger Corman had Michael York to work with (who does excellently) and pairs him with a cast and crew that is not on his level.


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