Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Return to House on Haunted Hill |
Actors: Amanda Righetti, Cerina Vincent, Erik Palladino, Tom Riley, Andrew Lee Potts
Director: Víctor García
Sarah Wolfe was the only living survivor from the massacre at the Vanacutt Mansion, but no one believed her claims that ghosts were responsible for the gruesome murders that took place there. Now her recent and questionabl... more »
I'm confused about one thing
Jodizo | Canutillo, Texas United States | 10/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I keep reading the reviews posted here and everyone keeps saying Sarah was the only survivor. Maybe all of you have a different version of the movie, mine shows her AND Eddie Baker on the ledge at the end. Did she push him off the ledge? I hope your reviews on the sequel are more accurate"
Lame and too short!
Kevin Knitt | Tampa Bay, FL | 10/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"OK, first off, Sarah was not the only survivor of that night, we also had Token. He and Sarah both made it through the door since they were not related to anyone from the original massacre, but sadly neither of them appear in this film.
Now, the movie plot was very amateurish, and the dialog was lame. Most of the effects were CGI including some very bad kills. Nothing new to see here and I would suggest you watch this only if there is nothing left at the rental house. The running time of the actual movie sans credits is about 1 hour 15 minutes.
I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED!"
Much better than is suggested in other reviews
marky77 | England | 03/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion, "Return To House On Haunted Hill" was a very good sequel to "House On Haunted Hill" (although it would have been better if one or both or the survivors from the first movie had been in this).
It is gory, suspeceful, and has mostly origional deaths - what more could you want from this type of movie? There were a lot more people in the house this time than in the first (about 10) so there is a higher body count, too.
Althought there is quite a lot of gore in this movie (a lot more than in the first movie) it wasn't as gory or over the top as most people were suggesting. But the best thing about the movie I thought was that, while most horror movies either concentrate on either being suspenceful and creepy, or on being violent and bloody, this movie had both gory deaths and suspenceful scenes, so you get the best of both worlds.
Overall a very good sequel, which I'm sure fans of the first movie will enjoy. After seeing this I'm certainly hoping that there will be a third movie in the series."
Gory and Boring
Tsuyoshi | Kyoto, Japan | 11/28/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Return to House on Haunted Hill," sequel to "House on Haunted Hill" made (or remade) in 1999, has decent production designs and photography, but ultimately doesn't have enough narrative skills to interest us throughout the entire film. Like the 1999 original, the new film has a lot of effects including gores (including the gory one of the "operation" scene which Jigsaw might love to see). I don't hate seeing them at all, but its boring story is another thing.
In "Return to House on Haunted Hill" we see yet again characters trapped in the abandoned asylum "the Vanacutt Mansion" for the most unconvincing reasons - treasure hunting. Ariel Wolfe, fashion magazine editor and sister of Sarah, one of the survivors of the incident seen in the previous film, is kidnapped and forced to enter this dilapidated building where ghosts seem still roaming. Unfortunately you don't see Ali Larter or Jeffrey Rush here (though Jeffrey Combs reprises his role as the doctor). Amanda Righetti plays Ariel and she is not bad.
Anyway, you will see Ariel and other characters including mercenaries, a professor and his assistant looking for a relic, etc, and some of them picked off one by one when they (unaccountably) refuse to stick together, according to the genre's tired cliché. This is where we need a better script because once they are locked in, we have to wait for the scary and gory moments to come, which somehow include lesbianism and nudity. It seems the characters don't know what they really want to do, getting out or staying in, but even these ghosts don't know what they are supposed to do."