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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!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arthur Kriticos
... Kalina Oretzia
... Dennis Rafkin
... Kathy Kriticos
Alec Roberts ... Robert 'Bobby' Kriticos
... Benjamin Moss
... Maggie Bess
... Cyrus Kriticos
... Damon
... Cyrus' Assistant
Mike Crestejo ... Team Member
Aubrey Lee Culp ... Team Member
Charles Andre ... Team Member
Mikhael Speidel ... Billy Michaels, The First Born Son
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 RuffJai

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There are ghosts around us all the time. Most of them don't want to hurt us. But, there are exceptions... See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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26 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

13 Ghosts  »

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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original 13 Ghosts (1960), the nephew who inherited the mansion was Cyrus Zorba. In this movie, the uncle who left his mansion to his nephew is Cyrus Kriticos. See more »

Goofs

The stain on Arthur's shirt changes from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Kriticos: Okay, I want you guys to stay right here. Don't move.
Kathy Kriticos: Dad, you're being paranoid and over-protective.
Arthur Kriticos: Yeah, of all this stuff!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits cast shadows on the scenery behind them. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

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Excess
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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OK, i'm sticking my neck out for this movie
8 October 2005 | by See 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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