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: July 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Robert Horton

This film relies on special effects instead of suggestion, plot instead of mood, and explanation instead of mystery.

Ernest Hardy

There are few truly frightening moments in the film, little tension or real sense of menace, and the camp humor that is suggested in early scenes dissipates fairly quickly.

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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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An overpriced mess!

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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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The actors are basically helpless with this.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

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

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

High-tech remake is dumb and overblown.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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