The Haunting
The Haunting (1999)

A remake of the classic 1963 movie "The Haunting" about a team of paranormal experts who look into strange occurrences in an ill-fated house. Through the course of the night some will unravel, some will question, and all will… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 23, 1999
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17%
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28%



Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An overpriced mess!

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

In The Haunting, the moviemakers succeed in something very difficult: creating a haunted house with real personality and terror.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

High-tech remake is dumb and overblown.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

To my surprise, I find myself recommending The Haunting on the basis of its locations, its sets, its art direction, its sound design, and the overall splendor of its visuals.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The bombastic overkill that helped make De Bont's Speed 2 the most disappointing sequel of the decade is in full bloom here.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

When you're not yawning at the digital ghosts, you're watching a cast of fine actors dogpaddling in cliches and terrible dialogue.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

If you crave horror, you're better off seeing The Blair Witch Project a second or third.

Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Unfortunately, the film's sets and special effects overwhelm its plot and cast.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...testament to the fact that well enough should be left alone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
It's not the first one, that's true. It's a different take on a similar story. A certain scientist wants to do a study, an experiment. He… More
Dead Angel
At first, I thought this was going to be really good (sleepless nights, if you know what I mean). I'm not saying that this wasn't good. But it… More
Alex roy
Somewhat decent remake of the same name, The Haunting lacks the terrifying atmosphere of the original film, and instead relies more on special effects. The… More
Rachel F
I'm not usually a fan of 'scary' movies, but this one was pretty good. It's got a bit of a psychological thriller-type feel, which I love.
Eric Alvarez
Didn't feel scared at all, even as a 10 year old when it was released. Poor effects and poor acting, FAIL.
Dean McKenna
Forgot Robert Wise's classic film and Shirley Jackson's gripping, original story - both of which allowed the viewer to imagine the terror - and you… More

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