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This is one good movie. I got it on dvd and watched it and it scared me!!!
this is what The haunting should have been this movie is a good movie about
a house that has gone bad. who will servive! it keeps you guessing through
out the whole movie and if you like horror movies or like stephen King watch
this movie it was good!!!!!
I give it a 9/10
This movie was excellent! I always likes His books and movies. This one is about a haunted house. And a special group is invited by a crazy teacher. She wants the group to make an old house "Rose Red" to be alive again. The house is alive at the first second. Well how alive is it going to be and the end. See this movie ! Roses means remember !
I vaguely remember reading about Rose Red, but only because of the death of David Dukes (an old favorite from Winds of War). Having been disappointed by some of King's mini-series/movie efforts since 1994's The Stand, I didn't catch it when it was on TV. Rented it tonight, and was pleasantly surprised. Kept me interested throughout the entire 4 + hours. Similar, but far superior to the 1999 "Hill House" movies (both of them; I get them confused) I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys a horror film that involves more than some psycho hacking limbs off with reckless abandon.
I would have to say that "Rose Red," was an effective movie if you you like horror films. I really don't watch them but because of Steven King's reputation, I decided to watch it. I would frankly have to say that "Rose Red," made 1999's "The Haunting," look like a Disney Movie seeing that it put "The Haunting," to shame as a horror film. What made it so effective was that all the details were subtle but there and it gave you a feeling that someone was breathing down your neck. Believe me when I say, I had difficulty getting some of those mental images out of my mind while trying to sleep.
I'm actually a fan of haunted house type movies and own most of the classics, Amityville Horror, House on Haunted Hill (w/Vincent Price), The Shining, as well as newer titles such as The Others, The Haunting, etc. Rose Red actually holds it's own among these films. There were a few moments that went a little too far and became somewhat typical horror, but overall, quite an in-depth story with well developed characters. All of the actors, though most weren't well-known, were very believable and true to form throughout the film. One thing I would tell you about this film though is read the book ("The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life At Rose Red") before or after you watch it, as it gives you much more insight into everything.
I was not able to see it very good but I was able to watch it all. It kept me guessing, scared, & surprise all in one. When I get it on DVD I'll watch it right away. This was one of the better of his movies. MR. King knows how to keep me scared. If it had been rated 'R' I know I would have a hard time watching it. I will be glad to add Rose Red to my Steven King collection.
This is one of the most spectacular movies that I have seen in a LONG time. I am SO excited for the movie to come to VHS and DVD in just a few days. I would have anyone who likes a lot of action, suspense, and horror in movies see this movie. This is one movie that will have you on the edge of your seat although it does drag on a few parts. The lights are great and the actors and actresses are wonderful. They all fit their parts wonderfully! This movie is a one-in-a-million!
Stephen King's strength isn't his blinding originality; it's his ability to take familiar, overused ideas and give them a fresh angle. "Rose Red" is a perfect example of this. Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House", Matheson's "Hell House", every haunted house story you ever heard or told, you'll recognize it here. A team of psychic investigators go into a house that not only has a reputation for a few bumps in the night, but also a reputation for causing snoopy investigators to vanish off the face of the earth. The team has the usual suspects; a cynic, a social misfit, an obsessed team leader, mediums of every stripe. Stealing the show is young Kimberly Brown as Annie, an autistic girl with the power to summon spirits, cause stones to fall from the sky, and wake up the sleeping evil of Rose Red. Is this film an original take on the haunted house theme? No. Is it worth watching? Yes. Is it scary? Surprisingly, yes. Well worth the time it takes to watch it. Rating: 8/10
To be blunt, a Stephen King novel turned movie should have been much
The only installment worth anything was the third showing, and even then
was not anything spectacular. It's just your average haunted house story,
in your average haunted house setting. Certainly nothing to write home
Melanie Lynskey, however, was great, and I've always enjoyed her diverse work. Nancy Travis on the other hand sorely bothered me and could only seem to play her part in one way. Simply, she bored me. Quite frankly all of the characters had no real character. They were pretty one dimensional and consequently very predictable.
There were a lot of unexplained circumstances that were just left alone. I found myself not caring very much about them before too long.
I must say the worst was the first episode. I am willing to bed that it lost half of its viewers, because the majority of the two hours was Nancy Travis' character complaining and discussing all of the same boring things over and over.
The only thing that kept me entertained was the "what are they going to do next?" factor. Still, at times, I hardly gave much care for it.
The highlight of the movie was Stephen King's infamous cameo, this time as the pizza guy. He's a good sport, that Steve.
To start with, I really didn't "get" the ending. I'm not sure what we were
supposed conclude about Ellen, April and her maid; nor did the automatic
writing scene, Pam's fate, or the time-line involving the hapless reporter
make much sense. Yet, I don't dislike the movie despite its glaring
short-comings. I suppose the movies you think about long afterwards are
worth seeing even if you don't formulate a solid opinion of it one way or
I was surprised that one of the other comments suggested that the character of Annie would be more realistic had she taken her ideas from Rain Man; Annie isn't an idiot savant. Personally, I found her take to be fairly realistic, at least comparing the character to the autistic children I work with. The scene in which she was requested to say "good morning" could have been lifted from any number of morning circles at school. Admittedly the children I work with are younger(3-6), I didn't think the character was much different from them- though she didn't echo back what people said at all, which I thought was a little odd. I don't think that her take could have been expected to be any more "authentic" in this type of movie, which doesn't give one hours for character development.
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