A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that "strange things" happen...
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
Matthew Harrison plays Damon, Kalina's companion at the beginning of the movie. Damon is a version of the ancient Greek word "daimon", which means "demon" or "devil". See more »
Dennis states that anyone who touches him, has their whole life flash before his eyes. Yet Maggie clearly touches him on the back several times while in the basement, and nothing happens to him, not even a twitch. See more »
I hate this job...
Yeah, well, it doesn't seem to like you much either. I wonder why.
You have something to say, say it.
All right, let's start with... THIS IS ALL YOUR GODDAMN FAULT! If you hadn't caught them we wouldn't be running from them, now would we?
It's his uncle that built the damn house!
Yeah, but you helped him! How could you help him without knowing what he was doing?
I had my reasons...
Money, you parasite, you stole people's souls for money! How depraved is that?
If you hadn't ...
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The 'Black Zodiac' symbols are in the ending credits. See more »
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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