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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

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When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts!



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Roberts ...
Mike Crestejo ...
Charles Andre ...
Mikhael Speidel ...
Daniel Wesley ...


Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive. Written by RuffJai

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Only Thing Worse Than Being Trapped in a House with a Ghost... Is Being Trapped in a House With 13 Ghosts See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

13 Ghosts  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,165,355 (USA) (26 October 2001)


£1,833,167 (UK) (29 March 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the special features section on the twelve ghosts of the Black Zodiac, the back-story for the Bound Woman ghost shows a newspaper clipping regarding her death. It includes a reference to an "Inspector Lebeda" - William Lebeda and Picture Mill created the titles for the film. See more »


When Kathy is attacked by the Jackal, he claws at her right breast and it falls out of the bra (but her nipple covered by a scrap of her shirt). In the next shot, her breast is back in the bra perfectly. See more »


Dennis Rafkin: I hate my job.
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Crazy Credits

The 'Black Zodiac' symbols are in the ending credits. See more »


Mirror Mirror
Written by Rah Digga (as Rashia Fisher) and Dorsey Wesley
Produced by Megahertz
Performed by Rah Digga
Courtesy of Flipmode Records/J Records
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Someone HELP -- I love this movie, I hate this movie!
30 October 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you cannot hate fully, but you cannot like fully either. Something is missing, I can't point a finger to EXACTLY what it is, but I know if "it" were included, this movie would have been a blockbuster.

It's a great Halloween "popcorn" film. It's entertaining. It's a nice attempt at an update of a movie that wasn't that hot to begin with. I liked the actors, I just wish they had more to work with. I really liked the Ghosts, I wished they were developed more, had more exposure/time onscreen and were a little bit more gruesome. Only a few ghosts out of the 12 got featured, I felt shortchanged.

Maybe there was too much about the family for me..then again, maybe too little. Maybe the family didn't have enough goose-bumpy peril for me. I REALLY liked the daughter washing her face in the new bathroom scene. Maybe there should have been ALOT more of that kind of suspense/horror. I loved what happened to the Lawyer. I HATED the ending, it just fell apart for me. But, I loved the Nanny's closing line at the end and I think it would have been more effective if the film was a whole lot scarier and gruesome. I have to wonder, is there stuff on the editing floor that didn't make it?

I watch this film everytime it comes on Cable-TV for it IS interesting, and there are parts that are good. Then there are parts that ruin it. Character development that has plot holes as big as the grand canyon. It was as if they wanted to make a horrific, scary ghost movie and just when they were about to let go, they pulled back. But ya know, you can still watch it and be entertained.

Thir13en Ghosts 2? Only if the makers, the scriptwriter, etc., are allowed to let go and its released with the sheer horror, fear, gruesome tale it looks like it was headed in.

I know it may offend alot of folks if Thir13en Ghosts went that "balls-out" route, but for what we're paying to get into movie houses me a favor and scare the hell outa me!!! I can take it!!! Make me jump out of my seat ALOT...scream...grab onto my boyfriend and/or whomever else is sitting nearby! Trust me, I'll come back for more.

This film had all the elements in place and it just peter-ed out.

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