• The Haunting (1999)

The Haunting

Release Date: July 23rd, 1999

DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

This horror tale focuses on visitors to the secluded mansion of Hill House who have been called to the isolated location by Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson) as part of a study on insomnia. However, Marrow is really investigating fear, and he plans to scare the subjects, including the introverted Nell (Lili Taylor) and the seductive Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Unfortunately for Marrow and everyone staying at Hill House, the manor is actually haunted by an evil spirit out to torment its guests.

Cast: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor, Bruce Dern, Marian Seldes, Alix Koromzay, Todd Field

Director: Jan de Bont

Genres: Horror

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Argyle Enterprises

Distributors: Warner Home Vídeo, DreamWorks SKG, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.

Keywords: Escape , Mystery , Deception , Tense , Doctor , Dark , 1990s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The story is a mess, but for long periods of time that hardly matters. It's beside the point, as we enter one of the most striking spaces I've ever seen in a film. show more

  • 63
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The $40,000 budget of The Blair Witch Project wouldn't cover a day's limousine bill for a production like The Haunting, but if you want a genuine chill on a hot summer night, that - not this - is the horror movie for you. [23 July 1999, p.03]

  • 40
    Film Threat

    From the final product, not only do I not think Jan De Bont has never seen the original Robert Wise film, I don’t think he’s every actually seen a horror film. Have you ever seen a single computer generated effect that scared you, more than just the unexpected sound of a door slamming behind you? show more

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