House on Haunted Hill
House on Haunted Hill (1999)

In this remake of William Castle's campy 1958 classic, an eccentric millionaire named Steven Price invites a diverse group of people to a reputedly haunted mansion that was formerly the site of an insane asylum. Steven offers his guests… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 29, 1999
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unsophisticated and unoriginal film fails to produce scares.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Consistently inert -- even though the fee for successful housesitting has been raised to a million bucks a night.

Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

House on Haunted Hill is a sorry reincarnation of the 1950s William Castle horror film.

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Rob Vaux

In our post-torture-porn era of gloom and doom, its ebullience feels like a breath of fresh air.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

As in The Haunting, they eventually surrender characters and story to computer-generated spectacle, squandering any creepy immediacy and trampling the human element.

Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz

Paints its characters in strokes so broad just one would cover a barn, and, in the end, indulges in lame, dull digital effects that would put a 5-year-old to sleep.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The climactic house-versus-humans scenes were so ludicrous that I half expected Kattan to revert to his Mr. Peepers persona from SNL and start battling the evil inkblot with spat-out chunks of apple.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A bloody mess.

James Berardinelli

Fails to deliver even one good 'boo!' moment.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

House on Haunted Hill isn't a great movie. It is, however, a good deal of gory fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The House on Haunted Hill remake is a decent remake of a classic film. The film has a decent enough cast and director William Malone crafts a chilling, gory… More
Dead Angel
I watched this in the theater with my bf. He asked me whether I'll be okay or not as this was a <i>ghost</i> movie. I acted brave but got… More
Eric Alvarez
I just remember that this movie wasn't good. That's all.
Dean McKenna
Director William Malone creates some atmosphere and suspense during the first hour, but everything is almost completely ruined by awful ending. There's… More
Kevin M. Williams
One of those horror remakes where computer technology is subsituted for scare factor and one spends the length of the project thinking about how you would have… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
The "House" had really great atmosphere and layout, with its myriad of haunted deathtraps. The set designers did a great job. But it wasn't… More