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Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007)

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Several years after the events from the first movie, an evil mercenary group and a team of researchers they've taken hostage return to the haunted asylum in search of a precious statue, a satanic idol believed to possess demonic powers.

Director:

Víctor García (as Victor Garcia)

Writers:

Robb White (based on characters created by), William Massa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Righetti ... Ariel Wolfe
Cerina Vincent ... Michelle
Erik Palladino ... Desmond
Tom Riley ... Paul
Andrew Lee Potts ... Kyle (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
Jeffrey Combs ... Dr. Vannacutt
Steven Pacey Steven Pacey ... Dr. Richard Hammer
Calita Rainford ... Harue (as Kalita Rainford)
Gil Kolirin ... Norris
Andrew Pleavin ... Samuel
Charles Venn ... Warren (as Chucky Venice)
Tatina de Marinis Tatina de Marinis ... Ariel's Assistant
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Lead Inmate Ghost
Stilyana Mitkova Stilyana Mitkova ... Sara's Ghost
Laia Colàs Laia Colàs ... Nurse Ghost (as Laia Gonzàlez)
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Storyline

It started when five people agreed to spend one night in a haunted house . . . What began as an evening of fun a harmless scares in exchange for one million dollars to anyone who stayed the night--and survived--soon turned into a night of terror. Years later, several more people risk their lives in search of a cursed statue of Baphomet, a relic worth millions that will come at the cost of their souls. Now, the terror begins when the doomed Return to House on Haunted Hill Written by Anonymous

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The Welcome Mat is Out. Do Come In


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was low budget compared to the first, and as a result Ali Larter was too expensive to bring back for the sequel. Archive footage of her character is used instead. See more »

Goofs

(at around 41 mins) Ariel refers to the 5 employees who survived the fire that occurred in the asylum in 1931 as orderlies, which they weren't. They were: Ruth Anne Stockard (head nurse), Thomas Steven Price and Adolphus Jenzen (electroshock), Jasper Marr (hydrotherapy) and Franklin Baker (pathologist). See more »

Quotes

Michelle: How hard can it be to find a goddamn crematorium? It's on the map, isn't it?
Desmond: I'll get us there.
Michelle: You mean if the house doesn't get us first.
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Crazy Credits

There's an extra scene on a beach after the end credits finish. It shows a couple frolicking on the beach and, predictably, finding the Baphomet statue buried in the sand. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Simple Survival
Written and Performed by Mushroomhead
Courtesy of Megaforce Records
[plays over end credits]
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Inferior to it's predecessors, cheese without charm
15 October 2007 | by McQualudeSee all my reviews

Blood and guts everywhere... "What is this stuff?" "It appears to be organic."

It's direct to video and all the common flaws are present... silly dialog, layers upon layers of clichés, dramatic lines delivered flatly, characters acting like stupid characters in a horror movie rather than like real people and logical inconsistencies in the plot (why would the ghosts direct you to do something and then attack you once you've done it?).

Amanda Righetti delivers her lines flatly and was apparently hired as a Jennifer Garner lookalike rather than for her acting ability. Cerina Vincent manages to shine so dreary is the remainder of the cast. Jefferey Combs is given so little to do that anyone capable of fogging a mirror could have performed as admirably.

The special effects are good for a direct to video production. Nothing you're going to remember but nothing you'll criticize too harshly. The plot, oh who cares, you aren't really watching this for the plot are you? Garcia is a special effects director and it shows as the film basically moves from one special effects scene to the next at the expense of a coherent storyline. The movie does have some good gore and manages to be mildly entertaining.

Apparently the HD-DVD version has an interactive menu system that allows you to choose some actions of the characters. I can't imagine it being anything but a gimmick with little effect on the storyline but here's hoping.

Stay through the end credits.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House on Haunted Hill 2 See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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