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Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive.
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13. Me Doing This
I figured since we are so close to Halloween that it was time to watch a "maybe scary" movie. This is a remake of 1960's 13 Ghosts....although if my memory serves me right there is not much in the original movie that shows up here. In this one Tony Shalhoub inherits a haunted house from his uncle F. Murray Abraham.
There are 12 ghosts in the basement in the house. The 13th ghost is the key to the solving the mystery of the movie. While the movie characters are in the basement, the movie offers up some decent thrills....but overall this is not a very scary movie. The story in the movie just seems silly too. Overall....this is a very average movie. Having seen both versions....I would say watch the 1960 version and skip this version.
Somebody spells 'thirteen' incorrectly and a haunted house slices a lawyer in half.
Stereotypical sassy black chick: "Did the lawyer split?"
The cinematic equivalent of being shot in the face with cow manure.
No one will ever accuse "Thir13en Ghosts" of being a great horror fim; but it has no pretensions of being a great horror film. What it wants be to is a horror thrill-ride, and, at that, it succeeds. The film is a slick, somewhat corporate, effects-driven funhouse that is exciting and jolting. The story is a preposterous but engaging, and the backstories of the KNB designed and executed ghosts are worth digging into. Overall, "Thir13en Ghosts" is solid, scary fun.
A career low point for everyone involved. Even Matthew Lillard.
I remember having seen Thir13en Ghosts a long while back and vehemently despising it and upon a revisit nowadays my opinion of it did not improve in the slightest. Instead I found even more reason for myself to dislike it let alone remember everything that I absolutely loathed about this film. It is not the worst horror film I have ever seen but considering the fact that this is a Dark Castle production, it should not be a surprise how dreadful it is.
One thing that's worth noting is how less than five minutes in, Thir13en Ghosts showcases some of the worst editing that you'll ever have the misfortune of watching if you even are…
Cool concept but fails to impress.
I'm so glad we collectively gave up on Matthew Lillard
A father and his two children are dealing with the tragic loss of his wife and have fallen on hard times. Then it seems the family has caught a break when the passing of the father's uncle finds them in sole possession of his home and vast fortune. However shortly after arriving at their new home they realize that this house is more than meets the eye. Little do they know that his uncle has imprisoned a collection of ghosts that all have a bloody tale to tell...and they are just getting started.
This is by no means the worst horror/ghost film of all time...far from it. One does have to wonder what favor F.Murray Abraham owed someone to get…
As with all Dark Castle remakes, the focus of "Thirteen Ghosts" is high-gloss production design, top-tier makeup/optical effects, and unlikely genre fusion (elements of action and sci-fi frequently accompany the overt horror intentions). And in many ways, those elements instantly make it a dated product of its time. While not as bad as "House of Wax," it also doesn't reach the visual dynamism of William Malone's flawed-yet-entertaining take on "House on Haunted Hill." Another divergence from the black & white originals: these remakes create worlds so far removed from Castle's everyday reality that the script mandates reams of exposition explaining these insular - and generally inefficient - worlds and how they work (or not, in most cases). After the loss of…
Some nice ghost designs but that's it. If this had been released during the 3D fad it would have cleaned up.
An "star" for effort.
what am I watching?
Love it, love it, love it. Spooky ass glass house maze, kickass ghost designs, dodgy plot and all.
Recuerdo cuando la ví por primera vez, me tapaba los ojos.
Ahora más grande la veo sin problema, pero creo que para su tiempo fue un buena película de terror.
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