Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts)
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Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts)
This haunted house chiller is the second feature from Dark Castle Entertainment, the mid-budget outfit put together in 1999 to remake the cheesy horror genre pictures of William Castle by his daughter, Terry Castle, and producers Gilbert Adler, Robert Zemeckis, and Joel Silver. Financially ravaged and widowed by a fire that is consuming him with guilt, Arthur Kriticos (Tony Shalhoub) is left to raise two kids on his own: beautiful teenager Kathy (Shannon Elizabeth) and grade school student Bobby (Alec Roberts). Good news suddenly drops into their lives when a lawyer visits and reveals that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"By any objective accounting, Thirteen Ghosts is exactly a baker's dozen too many -- this is a zero of a film."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A nicely nasty Halloween treat."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Mr. Showbiz
"It's junk, too, and while maybe it's not as much fun as the original, neither does it disgrace its parent."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"There isn't enough dry ice in the world to conceal the rot of stupidity hovering over "13 Ghosts." With Embeth Davidtz and Matthew Lillard both overacting to a lower power in supporting roles, there apparently also aren't enough acting coaches."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"É impressionante que 13 Fantasmas tenha sido montado por três editores, já que a trama (na falta de um termo melhor) flui de maneira absolutamente caótica."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The drop-dead fact is, this ornate but eerily unspooky production is designed by Hollywood vampires and powered by demographics."
‑ , Entertainment Weekly
"Clever one-liners supplant the lack of frights with cackling -- which you might as well do since, by the end of the movie, it's clear that the joke's on you."
‑ Melanie McFarland, Seattle Times
"Brutally violent horror remake is a huge waste."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Like the huge glass house that serves as its centerpiece, the film is shiny, sterile, bland, vacuous, and completely pointless."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"At least his (Castle's) old films could be viewed as pure, innocent camp. Thir13en Ghosts can hardly be viewed at all."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Beck maintains a satisfyingly high level of heebie-jeebies throughout."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"A more fitting tribute to William Castle would have been to create a horror flick you could sit through without consistently squirming in abject loathing."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Still entertaining in spite of its number of faults."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Thirteen Ghosts is so bad it scared me more than the Evil Dead knock off ghouls."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"A loud, stupid and incomprehensible piece of junk"
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
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