Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts)
Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) (2001)

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. Down on his luck, the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 23, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The production design is first rate, but 13 Ghosts is distinctly lacking in scares.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

By any objective accounting, Thirteen Ghosts is exactly a baker's dozen too many -- this is a zero of a film.

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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz

A nicely nasty Halloween treat.

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Sophie Gorman
The Herald (Ireland)

Elaborate, very expensive and very, very bad, Thir13en Ghosts is filled with ghouls who look like rejects from for Michael Jackson's Thriller video.

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Entertainment Weekly

The drop-dead fact is, this ornate but eerily unspooky production is designed by Hollywood vampires and powered by demographics.

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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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.

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Joe Leydon

Beck maintains a satisfyingly high level of heebie-jeebies throughout.

Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

A B-grade horror picture seems to be a B-grade horror picture no matter how many studio bucks and digital effects you throw at it.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's junk, too, and while maybe it's not as much fun as the original, neither does it disgrace its parent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
an update of an original classic b-movie which, despite better technology, fails to drum up much in the scare department and is actually irritating to watch.
Dean McKenna
This horror story makes no sense whatsoever, and the gory spectres in the haunted house are so scary by killing all its human inhabitants. The direction is… More
Alex roy
This movie was Plainly terrible. The acting was horrible even by horror movie standards, and the story was just horrible. This film did have cool effects, which… More
Dead Angel
This was creepy. But tiny bit.
Dean King
Another cool Dark Castle entertainment horror re-make. Didn't know of the original until I saw some reviews mention it. This reminded me a lot of the House… More
Film Crazy
it was an alright movie, scary and jumpy in parts with some creepy characters, i think the story is a bit more complicated then it needed to be and its not… More