Down 11,094 this week

The Spiral Staircase (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Mystery | Thriller  -  2 April 2000 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 304 users  
Reviews: 9 user

People are trapped in a house with a killer.



(novel), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1302 titles
created 08 Jan 2011
list image
a list of 967 titles
created 02 Aug 2011
a list of 1087 titles
created 21 Nov 2011
a list of 87 titles
created 5 months ago
a list of 297 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Spiral Staircase (TV Movie 2000)

The Spiral Staircase (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Spiral Staircase.


Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Warren
Steven Warren
Emma Warren
Christina Jastrzembska ...
Rachel Parsons
Dolores Drake ...
David Storch ...
Bobby Tyler
Sheriff Bell
Dr. Porter
Margaret Ryan ...
Mrs. Pritzker
Lillian Carlson ...
Mrs. Winfield
Monica (as Candice McClure)
Dallas Thompson ...


People are trapped in a house with a killer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »





Release Date:

2 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le secret du manoir  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Remake of The Spiral Staircase (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

16 September 2002 | by (The Land of Mortis) – See all my reviews

Why remake "The Spiral Staircase", which is no classic but a good little thriller for TV? Why change around the story in ways which only hurt the production? I'm refering to the move of the events of the story to an island, the subtraction of one pivotal character and the addition of a second, the move of time period from the Victorian era to the modern day (as the original was a period piece you could have just left it there). Having Helen arrive during the story, rather than having her be a well established and beloved member of the household really hurts the story. Taking out her love interest, the doctor, from the original story also muddles up things considerably. Adding on the ridiculous "secret passage through the house" only hurts the film, as does changing the killer's motive from psychosis to money. The original film also had a much better cast, all around. Finally, why is it that so many writers feel that to update a movie, you need to make all of the characters more vulgar and unlikable? Sure, we might swear a bit more now, but I wouldn't say that the porportion of jerks is quite as high as it is in this film.

My advice to anyone contemplating seeing this film is to skip it and seek out the original. You'll get a better acted, directed, lit, scored, and written film.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I buy this Movie snowdrop1026
Discuss The Spiral Staircase (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: