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Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007)

R | | Horror | Video 16 October 2007
Eight years after the millionaire Mr. Price rented Hill House for a macabre birthday party, a team of researchers dares to come in, looking for a precious statue, a satanic idol who is believed to possess demonic powers.

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Kyle (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
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Dr. Vannacutt
Steven Pacey ...
Dr. Richard Hammer
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Harue (as Kalita Rainford)
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Norris
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Warren (as Chucky Venice)
Tatina de Marinis ...
Ariel's Assistant
George Zlatarev ...
Lead Inmate Ghost
Stilyana Mitkova ...
Sara's Ghost
Laia Gonzàlez ...
Nurse Ghost
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It started when five people agreed to spend one night in a haunted house . . . What began as an evening of fun a harmless scares in exchange for one million dollars to anyone who stayed the night--and survived--soon turned into a night of terror. Years later, several more people risk their lives in search of a cursed statue of Baphomet, a relic worth millions that will come at the cost of their souls. Now, the terror begins when the doomed Return to House on Haunted Hill Written by Anonymous

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The Welcome Mat is Out. Do Come In

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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The mercenary character of Harue (Calita Rainford) is revealed, only in the special features of the blu-ray, to be a lesbian member of a cult that worships Baphomet and is in search of the idol for her own means. If the viewer chooses for her not to resist the lesbian ghosts early in the film, she will survive the events of the film and retrieve the idol on the beach at the end of the film. See more »

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(at around 53 mins) After escaping from Ariel and the others, Desmond and Michelle walk into a room with windows and the rainstorm outside is clearly visible. Since the building was in lockdown, the metal plates/shutters should have been in place, thus preventing a view of the outside. See more »

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Paul: [reading the newspaper reports on Sara's wall] Isn't this the house where all those people died a few years ago?
Ariel Wolfe: Yeah, my sister was one of the few that made it out alive.
Paul: I remember seeing it on the news. Steven Price flipped out, went on a killing spree.
Ariel Wolfe: Well, that's not what happened according to my sister.
Paul: What do you mean?
Ariel Wolfe: Sara believed the house was haunted, that ghosts killed Price's party guests.
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There's an extra scene on a beach after the end credits finish. It shows a couple frolicking on the beach and, predictably, finding the Baphomet statue buried in the sand. See more »

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Inferior to it's predecessors, cheese without charm
15 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Blood and guts everywhere... "What is this stuff?" "It appears to be organic."

It's direct to video and all the common flaws are present... silly dialog, layers upon layers of clichés, dramatic lines delivered flatly, characters acting like stupid characters in a horror movie rather than like real people and logical inconsistencies in the plot (why would the ghosts direct you to do something and then attack you once you've done it?).

Amanda Righetti delivers her lines flatly and was apparently hired as a Jennifer Garner lookalike rather than for her acting ability. Cerina Vincent manages to shine so dreary is the remainder of the cast. Jefferey Combs is given so little to do that anyone capable of fogging a mirror could have performed as admirably.

The special effects are good for a direct to video production. Nothing you're going to remember but nothing you'll criticize too harshly. The plot, oh who cares, you aren't really watching this for the plot are you? Garcia is a special effects director and it shows as the film basically moves from one special effects scene to the next at the expense of a coherent storyline. The movie does have some good gore and manages to be mildly entertaining.

Apparently the HD-DVD version has an interactive menu system that allows you to choose some actions of the characters. I can't imagine it being anything but a gimmick with little effect on the storyline but here's hoping.

Stay through the end credits.


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