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There are ghosts around us all the time. Most of them don't want to hurt us. But, there are exceptions...
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.
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.
2. The D.J.
13. Me Doing This
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…
It gets a few things right, but the lack of any real, cohesive narrative or character runs it off the rails. The set design and creature design is top notch. But, it's not enough to counter the poor casting and convoluted premise. The original is much more fun and enjoyable as it brings an element of spookiness to a very human story.
Shannon Elizabeth's boobs - that's the only reason I saw this film. On that level I'd give it a three out of ten, the spectacular mammaries aren't much on show in this flick (the boobs I'd give a very solid ten out of ten). Basically film is a bore fest that is very badly cast all round that uses incessant screeching jump scares. Pretty much crap. For Shannon boob watching completists only.
i fell asleep while watching this
Love this movie! Special effects are fantastically creepy and has a fairly decent story. Damon Lillard steals this movie with his greedy psychic character. Very entertaining with a lot of good jump scares and just an all around fun horror movie.
YOUR TITLE MAKES NO SENSE AND YOU WASTED YOUR EFFECTS BUDGET ANYWAY.
BLOOD AND TIDDIES
A recent widower inherits his wealthy, eccentric uncle's mansion. At first the family is charmed by the unusual glass walled decor of the place, but soon they are terrorized by 12 violent ghosts that were held captive in the basement, and the secret to stopping them is hidden within the infernal machinations of the house itself.
This is a movie that has not aged very well. I've always had a soft spot for it if only because I really enjoyed the theater experience of seeing the movie. However, when you take away that atmospheric trappings of a movie theater, you're left with a pretty shallow attempt by Hollywood to remake a forgotten horror classic. The inherent problem of remaking a…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…