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Actors: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor, Bruce Dern
Director: Jan de Bont
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Suffering from the extreme bad luck of being released at the same time as the low-budget The Blair Witch Project, this adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House attempts to update Shirley Jackson's psychologically terrifyin... more »
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 2/24/2010...
I made the mistake of seeing this on the big screen when it first came out. Wanted my money back after about 15 minutes of this pointless drivel. This film represents perfectly why the Haunted House sub-genre of horror is a thing of the past. It fails to sacre, is boring beyond belief and the characters r all the type you want to see die in painful ways. This film depends on effects that fail in every way. Bad movie.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Aimee S. (Ariadnae) from SCOTTOWN, OH
Reviewed on 11/21/2008...
I wanted to like this movie, I really did. It had Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are both always great. Yet, it fails where the original film suceeded so well. It sacrifices story at the hands of special effects and the result is an okay film that never comes close to the legacy of the original. Shirley Jackson's novella, "The Haunting of Hill House", builds the tension slowly and methodically. We never see what is haunting the house in the original, in this version we see it and it'sm not remotely scary, just mildly amusing. Save yourself a credit and put the original "The Haunting" on your wishlist.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Writer and director witoout souls
Earl Call | Austin, TX | 06/19/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I cannot imagine a writer and director so soulless that they could read The Haunting of Hill House and come up with this drek. De Bont should go back to directing thrillers like Speed and Self should stick to comic books."
One of my faves. :-)
Aimee M. Cardenas | USA | 03/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't tell you how many times I've watched this movie. Spooky, but not at all gory. Suspenseful with a good story, good acting, and lots and lots of eye candy! :-D I wish there were more movies like this."
I love this movie!
Diva GaGa | 02/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been reading a lot of the reviews for this movie and most of them are bad. Personally, I really like this movie. It may not be the scariest movie out there but it's a good movie nonetheless! I love Lili Taylor and Catherine Zeta-Jones! I recommend it!"