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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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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 ...
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Mitch Marcus ...
Professor Benest
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Preacher
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Renter
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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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Rated R for violent images and gore | See all certifications »
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Henry James' The Haunting of Hell House  »

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Not a bad attempt.
4 November 2003 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

This movie had a message: Do not allow the past to destroy your future. It delivers that message under no uncertain terms. But the point is, that it entertains while so doing. The story is rather graphic and the execution was, sadly, mediocre.

Was I scared? Was my adrenaline piqued? No. But I was entertained. The story is dark, but fun, and moves along with a decent pace. There are some serious slow spots, and the version I viewed at least, had an editing problem. Some people should not be allowed near a roll of shot film, with sharp objects, you know? This movie felt edited. Heavily edited. And in all the wrong spots. Perhaps your copy will not have suffered the same fate as mine.

I would recommend its viewing on a rainy Sunday afternoon, as it is a good story, and renders a decent telling of said story, but as it is not riveting, it does not belong on the Friday/Saturday night line-up.

It is a nice suspense/psychological thriller with a good twist or two.

It rates a 4.6/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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