House on Haunted HillDirector: William Malone
In this remake of William Castle's campy 1958 classic, an eccentric millionaire named Steven Price invites a diverse group of people to a reputedly haunted mansion that was formerly the site of an insane asylum. Steven offers his guests $1,000,000 each if they can spend the entire night at the old house without fleeing in terror. It sounds simple enough, but when those stories about ghosts haunting the mansion turn out to be true, the guests may no longer opt to stick around. In this version, Steven is played by Geoffrey Rush, and his guests include Jeffrey Combs, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan, and Bridgette Wilson; Famke Janssen plays Evelyn Price. Sadly, this remake does not feature the original's memorable special-effects gimmick, "Emergo," an inflatable plastic skeleton that rolled on wires through the theater during showings.
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- Warner Home Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Geoffrey Rush||Steven Price|
|Famke Janssen||Evelyn Price|
|Peter Gallagher||Dr. Blackburn|
|Chris Kattan||Watson Prichett|
|Ali Larter||Sara Wolfe|
|Bridgette Wilson||Melissa Marr|
|Jeffrey Combs||Dr. Vannacutt|
|Lisa Loeb||T.V. Reporter|
|Howard Berger||Makeup Special Effects|
|Scott Cameron||Asst. Director|
|Dan Cracchiolo||Executive Producer|
|Don Davis||Score Composer|
|Lauri Gaffin||Set Decoration/Design|
|Vince Garcia||Sound/Sound Designer|
|David F. Klassen||Production Designer|
|Robert Kurtzman||Makeup Special Effects|
|Richard Mays||Art Director|
|Ha Nguyen||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gregory Nicotero||Makeup Special Effects|
|Steve Richards||Executive Producer|
1. Shuddery Credits [2:46]
2. Inmate Uprising [2:43]
3. Terrifying But True [1:34]
4. Terror Incognita [2:44]
5. Guest List [3:54]
6. Anybody Home? [3:44]
7. Let the Games Begin [3:08]
8. Sick Little Scene [2:15]
9. Lockdown [4:46]
10. Party Favors [3:38]
11. Exploring Downstairs [2:33]
12. Treatment Rooms [3:26]
13. Creeping Sara Out [4:59]
14. The Deep End [2:51]
15. Into the House [2:45]
16. Retiring Hostess [:59]
17. Electroshock [3:09]
18. Price Under Wraps [3:50]
19. Bounced Around [3:32]
20. Almost All Related [4:01]
21. Hearing Evelyn Out [2:17]
22. Out of His Head [4:03]
23. Paying the Price [2:18]
24. Happy Birthday, Baby [2:57]
25. We All Want You [2:13]
26. It's Alive [2:36]
27. Priceless [3:07]
28. Hazard Pay [2:31]
29. End Credits [2:57]
30. Their Closeup [3:28]
Cast and Crew
Directed by William Malone
Commentary by Director William Malone
Behind the Screams
The Glass Ceiling
The Saturation Chamber
The Vat of Blood
The Exploding Floor
Scenes From "Creature" by William Malone
William Castle: Director/Producer of the 1959 Version
Sara Gets the Invite
Commentary by Director William Malone
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When I first saw this movie I was nine years old, so you can imagine that my parents and I didn't wait to see the ending of this thriller at the movie theaters. Years passed by and I finally saw it on television. I was blown away! Since I was more mature I could handle the gore and except the insane atmosphere of the spooky house. This is probably one of the only remakes that I greatly enjoyed and certainly got scared out of my wits. The actors mainly focus on going down in the basement, which kind of seems cliche, but they act it as though they actually have a reason for it. Most slasher movies just have a cute girl go down there because she ''heard a noise.'' Also the digital CGI stuff isn't hokey at all, (surprisingly) but very eerie and haunting. TIP:Get the DVD if you want to know about the first film, by William Castle.
Head and shoulders above the ''other'' haunted house movie that was released in '99! I enjoyed the dialogue, the characters (especially Kattan), the musical scores (Marilyn Manson), and the horror scenes! I'm a die-hard horror buff, jaded by many years of ghost stories and horror flicks. But let me tell you, this movie gave even me the heeby-jeebies ... well, just slightly! A great deal of fun--I highly recommend it.
I first saw this expecting an unintentionally funny gorefest, but I loved it! The gore generally serves an actual purpose, and the casting was offbeat but really effective. Check out Lisa Loeb and James Marsters in a hilarious scene towards the beginning!
This movie has always stood out in my mind for being a movie with a great build up to a huge let down. The reason I say that is because most of the film intense, scary, great gore, etc. Sounds good right? Well unfortunately the movie ends horribly in my opinion! I don't want to ruin it for those who want to see it, but it's was like they just didn't know how to end it and just through together this result instead of keeping pace and ending strong.
It was a good remake and ten times bloodier of course. good enough to watch but not to buy.
If you liked this movie, see the original camp classic from 1958. And if you want to find out more about the producer/director of the original, check out Scare Tactic - The Life and Films of William Castle. A book available through barnes and noble.
For all you DVD lovers who like a lot of special features then you have to own this one. The first menu is great and the other two our even better. So what are you waiting for click the buy button now you won't be sorry.
Two haunted house movies came out the same year. The Haunting bad and House On Haunted Hill good. This one is a remake of the 1958 movie with Vincent Price. The film stars Geoffrey Rush in the price role in a wacky homage. Six strangers are invited to a haunted house. A doctor, a game show hostess, an ex baseball player and a buisness woman. My favorite charactor was Ali Larter as the beautiful young woman who poses as her boss.
This movie was sooo great! If you wanna scare the hell out of yourself, watch this movie alone, and in the dark with surround sound! It is fun to watch whenever but be prepared for a few sleepless nights and flashbacks!