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The Haunting

2 Ratings: -1.0
Horror movie directed by Jan de Bont

Suffering from the extreme bad luck of being released at the same time as the low-budgetThe Blair Witch Project, this adaptation ofThe Haunting of Hill Houseattempts to update Shirley Jackson's psychologically terrifying ghost story to the era of big-budget, … see full wiki

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Director: Jan de Bont
Genre: Horror
2 reviews about The Haunting
review by . October 29, 2005
posted in Music Matters
A visual funhouse, "The Haunting" fails to generate any real scares or much of a plot. In other words, Jan de Bont went heavy on the flash and polish and light on any actual story.    The Hill House itself is a wonder to look at. The widescreen version of this film lends well to this. From intricately detailed cherubs and wall patterns to visually fun apparitions, this film has it all. Though much of the ghosts and their work are pretty fake-looking, they do not take away from …
review by . April 01, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
This was a horride movie. It had some creepy sceans, but the story was flater than paper. This proves that a movie doesn't need special effects to be scary. I saw "The Sixth Sense" and that was much better (And more scary) than this movie. Don't waste your money.
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