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
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 »
It established that Arthur has no money. He has past due bills, he cannot afford a bigger house, and he is a math teacher. How does he afford a live-in nanny? See more »
[the Angry Princess walks towards Maggie with a butcher knife]
Where? I can't see shit without the glasses, idiot!
...Well, I can see. And I think you should go this way! Go, go, go, go, go!
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The 'Black Zodiac' symbols are in the ending credits. See more »
It doesn't rely on too much splatter and it doesn't try to startle you out of your seat every two minutes so that immediately makes it better than the average horror flick. The ghosts were unusual enough to be memorable and there was not a lot of familiarity to the plot. This was very nearly an excellent film with a solid cast and very good effects. Five or ten more minutes of scary interaction between the ghosts and the children(if you can call Shannon Elizabeth a child) would have made the movie much better. I call it a near miss which is as good as most horror fils can aspire to.
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