The Haunting

1999 • 112 minutes
4.3
379 reviews
17%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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In the 1860's, industrialist Hugh Crain financed the construction of Hill House, a beautiful but forbidding mansion where Crain hoped to house a wife and children. However, Crain died an unexplained death at Hill House, and ever since tales have circulated that the mansion is haunted by evil spirits. 130 years later, Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson), long fascinated by the Hill House legend, brings three people there for what he tells them will be a study in sleep disorders. Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is outwardly brave, but it soon becomes evident that Hill House's sinister reputation has her on edge. Luke (Owen Wilson) quickly finds himself wondering: if this is really about studying sleep, why bring everyone to a haunted house? And Nell (Lili Taylor) finds herself inexplicably drawn to the mansion, with a fascination that soon bears terrifying fruit as the true story of Hill House is revealed. The Haunting was directed by Jan de Bont; the screenplay was written by David Self and based on Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting Of Hill House, which was also the basis for Robert Wise's 1963 film The Haunting, widely regarded as one of the screen's finest ghost stories.
Rating
PG-13
4.3
379 reviews
A Google user
January 31, 2018
Saw this as a younger kid growing up. Although it may not be as scary, it has just your classic style to it and familiar actors too. I feel like a few horror films, like the saw series ( probably in my top 5) have spoiled me from enjoying other films. FYI, I don't recommend any films, just saying something. View these at your discretion.
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Rudderbutt Cosplays
March 17, 2018
I loved this movie when I was a kid, couldn't stop watching it! Loved the cast and had some good moments. While I was watching it, at one bit, there was a sound missing when the lion head came in the fireplace, maybe it was a glitch with the transfer to Google Play, but besides that, still a good movie to watch :D
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Roger Lloyd
March 21, 2021
One of my favorites ❤️ The storyline still holds up, but some of the effects does not. For it's time it was definitely was great. Absolutely a great film to watch any time.
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