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The Haunting (1999)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 23 July 1999 (USA)
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When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. David Marrow
... Theo
... Luke Sanderson
... Nell
... Mr. Dudley
... Mrs. Dudley
... Mary Lambetta
... Todd Hackett
... Jane
... Dr. Malcolm Keogh
... Lou
Charles Gunning ... Hugh Crain
Saul Priever ... Ritchie
... Large Man
Hadley Eure ... Carolyn Crain
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A remake of the classic 1963 movie "The Haunting" about a team of paranormal experts who look into strange occurrences in an ill-fated house. Through the course of the night some will unravel, some will question, and all will fight for their lives as the house fights back. Written by PofRules

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Some houses are born bad. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense horror sequences | See all certifications »

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23 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Haunting of Hill House  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,435,140, 25 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$91,411,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,311,151
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2.35 : 1
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The creaks and moans heard throughout the house were pre-recorded and played during filming in order to get a more natural expression of fear out of the actors. See more »

Goofs

(at around 45 mins) Nell's car isn't seen in the carport in the first overhead shot of Hill House, in the first morning. See more »

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[first lines]
Jane: You already owe two months worth of rent.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: It's mine, and you're not taking it away.
Jane: Read the will, Nell. It states in plain language, the executor shall have the right to dispose of any and all personal property, as he shall see fit.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: He's not even real family.
Jane: Yeah, maybe not, but clearly Mother thought Lou would be better off dealing with these unpleasant details than you.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: [angrily] Unpleasant details? What have I been dealing with for the past eleven years? I've cooked, I've ...
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Hill House briefly appears in the blackness of the screen just before the title appears. See more »

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Pretty Darn Bad
19 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

For movie fans who have never heard of the book (Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House") and have never seen the 1963 Robert Wise production with Julie Harris, this remake will seem pretty darn bad.

For those of us who have, it is just plain awful.

Bad acting (what was Neeson thinking?), goofy computer enhancements, and a further move away from Jackson's story doom this remake.

Do yourself a favor and rent the original movie. It still effectively scares without hokey special effects. The acting is professional and believable.

For readers of the book, the from 1963 follows the it much closer.


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