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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

R | | Horror | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mike Crestejo ...
Aubrey Lee Culp ...
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

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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


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$41,867,960 (USA) (21 December 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Of all the creature makeup created for the film, "The Angry Princess" (Shawna Loyer) required the longest time to apply at five hours. See more »


When the Jackal attacks Kathy, he has one hand on her throat, which is what is holding her up, but when he lets go she does not fall down. See more »


Maggie Bess: Bobby, don't call your sister a slut.
Kathy Kriticos: Thank you, Maggie.
Maggie Bess: I prefer the term 'bitch'.
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Crazy Credits

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


Spoofed in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »


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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User Reviews

OK, i'm sticking my neck out for this movie
8 October 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The only problem i found about "Thirteen Ghosts" is that it is not scary. It has the elements to be a horror movie, the ghosts, the gore, but it is not frightening at all.

So this film can be a real party pooper if you're watching it with the lights off at your girlfriend's house waiting for her to grab your arm through the hard scenes, or expect to enjoy having some nightmares about it. But, omitting that--yeah, i know it's hard to omit that a movie labeled as "horror" is not scary--, i judge it as a very interesting film. The production design is great; the glass house is a state of the art, away from your typical haunted house, looking both luxurious and somehow creepy at the same time. That innovation, carried out with such a splendid result, is worth my applause. So is the decision to make the ghosts be real actors in the set, not digital freaks. Human monsters, even if having to go through 4+ hours of make-up sessions, even if having to use a double amputee actor to play a particular ghost, are the film's best trump card. There are good ideas in this film, and they're very well developed. It doesn't deserve a bad score.

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