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R | | Horror | Video 16 October 2007
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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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Trivia

Even though the original film was released in 1999 and the sequel was released in 2007, it's set only a couple years apart. See more »

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In the end, Ariel refers to the evil events leading up to the fire in the asylum as taking place over 50 years ago. The sequel takes place in either 2000/2001 (if that trivia entry is actually true) or 2007 and the fire occurred in 1931, which is actually a span of 69-70 or 76 years. See more »

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Desmond: Mansions with their own mental wards. Only in fucking L.A.
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Inferior to it's predecessors, cheese without charm
15 October 2007 | by (North Carolina) – 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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