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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

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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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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 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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Taglines:

The Only Thing Worse Than Being Trapped in a House with a Ghost... Is Being Trapped in a House With 13 Ghosts See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, the characters need special glasses to see the ghosts. In the original 13 Ghosts (1960), viewers needed special glasses to see the ghosts. This is one of the few details from the original that was kept. See more »

Goofs

After Kathy is attacked, the marks on her face disappear in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Rafkin: I hate this job...
Kalina: Yeah, well, it doesn't seem to like you much either. I wonder why.
Dennis Rafkin: You have something to say, say it.
Kalina: All right, let's start with... THIS IS ALL YOUR GODDAMN FAULT! If you hadn't caught them we wouldn't be running from them, now would we?
Dennis Rafkin: It's his uncle that built the damn house!
Kalina: Yeah, but you helped him! How could you help him without knowing what he was doing?
Dennis Rafkin: I had my reasons...
Kalina: Money, you parasite, you stole people's souls for money! How depraved is that?
Dennis Rafkin: If you hadn't ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits cast shadows on the scenery behind them. 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

References The Haunting (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Someone HELP -- I love this movie, I hate this movie!
30 October 2002 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you cannot hate fully, but you cannot like fully either. Something is missing, I can't point a finger to EXACTLY what it is, but I know if "it" were included, this movie would have been a blockbuster.

It's a great Halloween "popcorn" film. It's entertaining. It's a nice attempt at an update of a movie that wasn't that hot to begin with. I liked the actors, I just wish they had more to work with. I really liked the Ghosts, I wished they were developed more, had more exposure/time onscreen and were a little bit more gruesome. Only a few ghosts out of the 12 got featured, I felt shortchanged.

Maybe there was too much about the family for me..then again, maybe too little. Maybe the family didn't have enough goose-bumpy peril for me. I REALLY liked the daughter washing her face in the new bathroom scene. Maybe there should have been ALOT more of that kind of suspense/horror. I loved what happened to the Lawyer. I HATED the ending, it just fell apart for me. But, I loved the Nanny's closing line at the end and I think it would have been more effective if the film was a whole lot scarier and gruesome. I have to wonder, is there stuff on the editing floor that didn't make it?

I watch this film everytime it comes on Cable-TV for it IS interesting, and there are parts that are good. Then there are parts that ruin it. Character development that has plot holes as big as the grand canyon. It was as if they wanted to make a horrific, scary ghost movie and just when they were about to let go, they pulled back. But ya know, you can still watch it and be entertained.

Thir13en Ghosts 2? Only if the makers, the scriptwriter, etc., are allowed to let go and its released with the sheer horror, fear, gruesome tale it looks like it was headed in.

I know it may offend alot of folks if Thir13en Ghosts went that "balls-out" route, but for what we're paying to get into movie houses now...do me a favor and scare the hell outa me!!! I can take it!!! Make me jump out of my seat ALOT...scream...grab onto my boyfriend and/or whomever else is sitting nearby! Trust me, I'll come back for more.

This film had all the elements in place and it just peter-ed out.


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