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Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

Thir13en Ghosts (original title)
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When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things, dies, he leaves house and fortune to his nephew and his family. While they're inside, they find they are not alone.

Director:

Steve Beck

Writers:

Robb White (story), Neal Marshall Stevens (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Shalhoub ... Arthur Kriticos
Embeth Davidtz ... Kalina Oretzia
Matthew Lillard ... Dennis Rafkin
Shannon Elizabeth ... Kathy Kriticos
Alec Roberts Alec Roberts ... Robert 'Bobby' Kriticos
JR Bourne ... Benjamin Moss
Rah Digga ... Maggie Bess
F. Murray Abraham ... Cyrus Kriticos
Matthew Harrison ... Damon
Jacob Rupp Jacob Rupp ... Cyrus' Assistant
Mike Crestejo Mike Crestejo ... Team Member
Aubrey Lee Culp Aubrey Lee Culp ... Team Member
Charles Andre Charles Andre ... Team Member
Mikhael Speidel Mikhael Speidel ... Billy Michaels, The First Born Son
Daniel Wesley Daniel Wesley ... Jimmy 'The Gambler' Gambino, The Torso
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Storyline

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 ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What's more terrifying than a ghost? Thirteen of them! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Steve Beck's directorial debut. After it, Beck only directed another movie, Ghost Ship (2002). See more »

Goofs

At breakfast Arthur has coffee spilled on him. When he opens the door to greet Benjamin Moss the shirt stain is much larger, but then gets small again as they cut to the inside of the apartment. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Kriticos: I told them not to leave this spot.
Dennis Rafkin: They're kids - what do you expect?
Arthur Kriticos: Yeah, well, thank you, Dr. Phil.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title logo is visibly shown at the very end of the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Region 1 DVD release includes extensive background information on each of the ghosts as a bonus feature, including footage not used in the final movie, and newly recorded narration by F. Murray Abraham. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Disaster Artist (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Mirror Mirror
Written by Rah Digga (as Rashia Fisher) and Dorsey Wesley
Produced by Megahertz
Performed by Rah Digga
Courtesy of Flipmode Records/J Records
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OK, i'm sticking my neck out for this movie
8 October 2005 | by el_EdGaR_againSee all my reviews

The only problem i found about "Thirteen Ghosts" is that it is not scary. It has the elements to be a horror movie, the ghosts, the gore, but it is not frightening at all.

So this film can be a real party pooper if you're watching it with the lights off at your girlfriend's house waiting for her to grab your arm through the hard scenes, or expect to enjoy having some nightmares about it. But, omitting that--yeah, i know it's hard to omit that a movie labeled as "horror" is not scary--, i judge it as a very interesting film. The production design is great; the glass house is a state of the art, away from your typical haunted house, looking both luxurious and somehow creepy at the same time. That innovation, carried out with such a splendid result, is worth my applause. So is the decision to make the ghosts be real actors in the set, not digital freaks. Human monsters, even if having to go through 4+ hours of make-up sessions, even if having to use a double amputee actor to play a particular ghost, are the film's best trump card. There are good ideas in this film, and they're very well developed. It doesn't deserve a bad score.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 Ghosts See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,165,355, 28 October 2001

Gross USA:

$41,867,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,467,960
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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