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      The Haunting

      PG-13 Released Jul 23, 1999 1 hr. 54 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      17% 102 Reviews Tomatometer 28% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score This horror tale focuses on visitors to the secluded mansion of Hill House who have been called to the isolated location by Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson) as part of a study on insomnia. However, Marrow is really investigating fear, and he plans to scare the subjects, including the introverted Nell (Lili Taylor) and the seductive Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Unfortunately for Marrow and everyone staying at Hill House, the manor is actually haunted by an evil spirit out to torment its guests. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Sophisticated visual effects fail to offset awkward performances and an uneven script.

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      Lloyd S After watching this movie I understand why the Wayans brothers based scary movie 2 on this. This movie was so dumb. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Devon F Oof, that was rotten. The only thing scary was the fact that I watched it in its entirety. It gets one star for the kick-ass fireplace kill at the end. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/10/24 Full Review Lari U Unfortunately boring and woefully long. The irony of getting sleepy while watching a bunch of insomniacs in a horror house is Hauntingly real. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/19/23 Full Review Joseph D I did not know this was a remake. Sadly, one not quite as good as Thirteen Ghosts or House on Haunted Hill. Too much CGI, not enough atmosphere, the good cast is sorely underutilized, & the ending goes from too bombastic to just....feh. It has potential, but really needs to hold truer to the original film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/06/23 Full Review Michael The movie is ok, nice special effects. It's not as good as the original movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/21/23 Full Review Alec B The Haunting is a visually opulent yet ultimately underwhelming adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic novel, "The Haunting of Hill House." While director Jan de Bont creates a truly gothic atmosphere, complete with ornate sets, the film's storytelling falls completely flat. The plot, involving a group of people brought together to investigate a haunted mansion, lacks the depth and psychological nuance of the source material. The film's reliance on CGI scares over actual psychological horror is a missed opportunity, and the dated 90s special effects are more comical than terrifying. The ensemble cast, including Liam Neeson, Lili Taylor, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, delivers competent performances, but the film's thin character development leaves no room for emotional investment. Fans of the Shirley Jackson novel should instead turn to the 1963 film or the modernized Netflix series adaption. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Ansen Newsweek A ghost has to work overtime to haunt Hill House...the best-that-money-can-buy technology of The Haunting shows how little you can make of too much. Mar 2, 2018 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media High-tech remake is dumb and overblown. Rated: 2/5 Dec 28, 2010 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Patrick Cavanaugh The Wolfman Cometh A bloated experience full of ineffective scares that rely entirely on lackluster visual effects. The impressive cast fails to get you to invest in anything happening in this haunted house. Rated: 2/5 Sep 20, 2023 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...a good/bad movie that contains the ruins of an interesting film... Rated: 3/5 Oct 11, 2021 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy There's little about this film that isn't daft in the extreme. Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This horror tale focuses on visitors to the secluded mansion of Hill House who have been called to the isolated location by Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson) as part of a study on insomnia. However, Marrow is really investigating fear, and he plans to scare the subjects, including the introverted Nell (Lili Taylor) and the seductive Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Unfortunately for Marrow and everyone staying at Hill House, the manor is actually haunted by an evil spirit out to torment its guests.
      Director
      Jan de Bont
      Executive Producer
      Jan de Bont
      Screenwriter
      Shirley Jackson, David Self
      Distributor
      DreamWorks SKG, Warner Home Vídeo, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Argyle Enterprises, DreamWorks SKG
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 23, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $91.2M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Mono, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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