The House On Haunted Hill!

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    Sep 22, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    The original House on Haunted Hill, was a 1959 film directed by the freaky William Castle, and starred Vincent Price. At the time of it's release, movie theatres had ambulances standing by, just in case people had to be rushed to the hospital.
    The 1999 remake, starring Geoffrey Rush, deliciously evil Famke Janssen, Ali Larter, and Taye Diggs, in my opinion is a great modern B-horror movie. I watch it every fall..
    Seen it? Love it? Hate it?
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    Sep 23, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    To be honest, it is one of the few movies that I get TERRIFIED watching. I have no idea why. Mostly at the scene in the middle where the evil doctor is being watched from the CCTV cam and he does these weird movements in the OR. I like die at that scene omfg.
  • disasterpiece

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    Sep 23, 2010 5:18 PM GMT
    Yeah, I've seen the 1999 remake when it came out (I was 11) and my best friend and I were scared as shit, especially when it gets weird, or when the director enters the rotating thing for crazy people.

    I haven't seen the original, but I have it in a 50 classics of horror movie collection... Should watch it eventually, around Halloween probably ;)
  • Geoedward

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    Sep 23, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    I have seen both and love them. I am a horror film freak.
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    Sep 23, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    Geoedward saidI have seen both and love them. I am a horror film freak.


    I agree. And I am a horror movie freak as well..
  • vindog

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    Sep 23, 2010 5:36 PM GMT
    The ambulances were a publicity stunt...as was what was really popular at the time.
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    Sep 23, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    Both are great. I am partial to the 1999 remake; they bring across such an aura of fear in the setting that I can't help but be on edge from the beginning. The cast of character is also "killer," Just about all of them are out for themselves, some more twisted than others, but they add as much oddity to the film as the setting & back story...
    There has only ever been one horror movie that truly disturbed me and it's a little embarrasing. I was ten years old & watched it at night while home alone.... A bad flick called Dr. Giggles...
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    Sep 23, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    I have them both and love them both..for different reasons.

    Vincent Price was awesome in this..and the suspenseful way they used to make movie works great in this film. Really, a timeless classic.

    The second film is more of a guilty pleasure..not really the critic favorite (hah)..but I thought it was interesting and scary (enough).
    I think it was Chris Kattan and Geoffrey Rush that carried he film for me.

    I also liked the creepy, cool re-make of the Eurythmics Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson.

    Mike
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    Sep 23, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    Also never saw the originally, but liked the re-make.

    I am fan of Famke and of course Taye Diggs icon_smile.gif.
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    Sep 23, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    Love them both!I'm looking forward to watching Night of the Living Dead...the original not that crappy remake!
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    Sep 23, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    I was totally confusing this movie with The Haunting. I'm like why hasn't anyone mentioned that kickass estate.
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    Sep 23, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidI was totally confusing this movie with The Haunting. I'm like why hasn't anyone mentioned that kickass estate.


    The Haunting was a Kick ass movie as well! One of my favorites! It was based on a book by Shirley Jackson, but I almost think the movie was better... Love that damn house too!
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    Sep 23, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    luvitohateit saidTo be honest, it is one of the few movies that I get TERRIFIED watching. I have no idea why. Mostly at the scene in the middle where the evil doctor is being watched from the CCTV cam and he does these weird movements in the OR. I like die at that scene omfg.


    OMG, yes! That scene made my brother, a 6' 5" linebacker, jump out of his seat in the theater.

    I've watched, and love both films... There is nothing like a good b-rated and grindhouse film.
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    Sep 23, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
    Ghosts dont scare me AT ALL.. movies about them even less.... I have many family members who have been through their own "ghost stories" and had their own "haunted houses".... they never bothered me, because I told the ghosts specifically not to bother me when I "sense" them coming by and I do not get scared... however ppl I know who do get scared wind up tossing and turning and sustaining wierd dreams and sometimes marks over their bodies...

    Pussies .... icon_evil.gif