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House on haunted hill

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Evil loves to party.

Billionaire Steven Price (Geoffrey Rush) arranges a party at the abandoned Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane. The institute was once the site of the most horrifying medical experiments in history. Price announces that anyone who manages to spend an entire night in the house will win $1,000,000! He has secretly rigged the house with insidious devices designed to scare the guests out of staying but his tricks soon become meaningless as the mansion begins to generate terror on its own.

Before their night of terror is over, the desperate inhabitants will unlock the secrets of the house or suffer the wrath of the demonic evil that haunts the walls of the former asylum.

Remake of William Castle's 1958 classic horror movie.

Persons of interest

  • Geoffrey Rush .... Stephen H Price
  • Famke Janssen .... Evelyn Stockard-Price
  • Taye Diggs .... Eddie Baker
  • Peter Gallagher .... Donald W Blackburn
  • Chris Kattan .... Watson Pritchett
  • Ali Larter .... Sara Wolfe
  • Bridgette Wilson .... Melissa Margaret Marr
  • Max Perlich .... Carl Schecter
  • Jeffrey Combs .... Dr Richard Benjamin Vannacutt
  • Robb White .... Author
  • Dick Beebe .... Screenwriter
  • William Malone .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

House with bad vibes kills (almost) everyone who is foolish enough to visit at night.

Your mission, should you accept it, is to guess who is going to live.

Anything else you need to know? Nope.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio commentary by William Malone
  • Behind the screams mini-documentaries:
    • The exploding floor
    • The glass ceiling
    • The saturation chamber
    • The sculptures
    • The shadow
    • The vat of blood
  • Deleted scenes
  • Escape from the house DVD challenge
  • Essays: Horror retro, Famous remakes
  • Tale of two houses: documentary comparing the 1959 and 1999 versions
  • Trailer sampler: Arsenic and old lace, Beetlejuice, House on haunted hill (1958), Poltergeist, The shining
  • Web site on disc

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Horror theme)

Surveillance time

89 minutes (1:29 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 20 September 2000

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