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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

R | | Horror | 26 October 2001 (USA)
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When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts!

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 ... Cyrus' Assistant
Mike Crestejo Mike Crestejo ... Team Member
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

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Misery loves company See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,867,960, 23 December 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,600,000
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The special effects and sound mixing were so elaborate in this film, that many people claimed that the movie was physically painful to sit through. See more »

Goofs

After Arthur punches Rafkin and they fall to the floor you can see the reflection of a crew member behind Arthur on the desk. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Bess: Hey, Bobby, isn't that great, you got a late uncle.
Robert 'Bobby' Kriticos: What's he late for?
Kathy Kriticos: His next birthday.
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Crazy Credits

The 'Black Zodiac' symbols are in the ending 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 »


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Written by Tricky
Performed by Tricky
Backing Vocals by Alanis Morissette (uncredited)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records/Anti Inc. A Division of Epitaph Records
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Below average.
6 September 2009 | by CaterpillarEffectSee all my reviews

I had a choice between watching this and "Jeepers Creepers'. I chose "13 Ghosts" because I had seen '"Jeepers Creepers 2" and it really didn't impress me. Before the film started, I checked its rating, and roughly knew what to expect.

The film was put together to form something that comes under the badly-remade-horror category.

Hmmm...let's sum up the good things... The lawyer's death was a nice touch of gore, which this film doesn't have much of. I love the ghosts-they all have a different backgrounds and are pictured brilliantly, not using CGI for the first time in a horror film in a long time-I just wish they concentrated more on who the ghosts are. The building itself is different, and that is refreshing too. The idea with the machine and why the ghosts were kept was quite interesting, but it wasn't turned into a good script. It is awfully clichéd, it is not acted out well and it wasn't unpredictable and surprising enough. The story has some twists, but they aren't what they should be.

I didn't mind this film too much. On the whole it was quite poor, but it had the potential to be good. If only more work was put into it, it could really have been something. But unfortunately it just turned out to be a popcorn flick which doesn't require you to use your grey cells. But hey, nice to watch something which can let your brain relax after a whole day of hard work. Am I right?

Oh, and I shall just mention the creatures of the make up department again. They do make the film a a bit worthwhile, and I hope that the work of the department was appreciated.


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