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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  26 October 2001 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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

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

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26 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

13 Ghosts  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£1,833,167 (UK) (29 March 2002)
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The effect for "The Torso" was achieved using a double amputee wearing a special black hood that could be used to digitally remove his head. See more »

Goofs

After Arthur punches Rafkin and they fall to the floor you can see the reflection of a crew member behind Arthur on the desk. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Rafkin: [Dennis notices several of the ectoplasmic doors are open] What the hell? Give me those!
[Dennis takes Maggie's glasses]
Dennis Rafkin: Let me see. Why are these open? I was down here before. They weren't open.
[the Hammer spikes the ectoplasmic wall frame with his hammer]
Dennis Rafkin: Oh, God! I hate it when they do that!
Maggie: Do what?
Dennis Rafkin: They wait for your to stick your FACE right up against the glass! And then give you a big, fat "boo"!
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The opening credits cast shadows on the scenery behind them. See more »

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References Swiss Family Robinson (1960) See more »

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Excess
Written by Tricky
Performed by Tricky
Backing Vocals by Alanis Morissette (uncredited)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records/Anti Inc. A Division of Epitaph Records
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Please lighten up, folks!
27 August 2003 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

As I've said so many times before...people, this is just a movie. It is not intended to make deep social comment; it is not meant to reflect reality; the characters are not obligated to exercise good judgment; the fact that this movie is supposed to be "based on" the earlier version is not really relevant; and it ought to be possible to be entertained by a movie without necessarily feeling genuinely scared.

I find this to be a very entertaining movie. Good special effects, decent acting, lots of action, neat props and mechanicals, and some unique ghosts make this a lot of fun. Was I scared? No. I was startled sometimes, but not scared.

So what IS wrong with this movie? Well, I'm back to my usual gripe about action movies. There's a point in the film where one character says to three other characters, "Stay right here until I get back. Don't touch anything." Without going into detail, let me simply state the obvious: the other characters don't obey him and the results are not good. This is always a big turn-off to me, because the people who disobey almost always end up getting out safely, while other people die for their mistakes. In another film, for example, a family in the Federal witness protection program is told not to contact their old friends. The daughter, however, can't live without calling her boyfriend at least once. The bad guys intercept the phone call, show up at the "safe house," and end up killing several US Marshals. Of course, the daughter is oblivious to the damage she has caused and goes on to live happily ever after. Just once I'd like to see the survivors turn to the person who was reckless and say, "That was all your fault!" and blow the person away in a hail of lead.

Now, back to THIS film. I recommend it if you enjoy over-the-top horror/action films, but not if you are looking for some sort of psychological thriller or a moody mystery. If you liked "Dog Soldiers" and "An American Werewolf in London," then you should like this movie.

*** out of ****


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