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Plot: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
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NOT A BAD REMAKE
This is not a bad remake. It is “R” rated, so parents beware, this is NOT the Price classic of 1958. Within the first scene there is gore (surgery on a wide awake man), violence (the inmates of the asylum break loose and attack the staff), and nudity (uniforms ripped open on the women). This is crucial to the plot (Hill House is not the same murder house from the original, it’s a former asylum for the criminally insane where torture and experimentations are done on the inmates). A fire breaks out and all but five die.
Jump to present day. Multimillionaire Steven Price (is the name a nod to Vincent?) played by Geoffrey Rush, doing his best sideshow barker impersonation/Williams Castle impersonation, and wife (Famke Janssen) are having a party, in the restored former asylum. The guest’s trip to the house is still via several hearse and from this point much of the original plot is maintained.
The part that bothered me about the arrival scene at the house, was the inappropriate song. It set the wrong mood, and I worried about what was going to be next. Thankfully, the rest of the score (except the end title) was strictly orchestral, and sent a nice dark mood to try to help to scare you. Applause to Don Davis.
House does rely rather heavily on special effects as do all the current re-makes. Is it really better or worse for it? I think it adds, and they didn’t just redo the same show. It’s spooky and a good Halloween movie, and a dark theater is excellent for it’s effect. I am sorry, but there was nothing that I found really scary or horrifying. Of course, I haven’t really been scared by a movie since I saw the Wolf Man (1941), with Lon Chaney jr, in 1958.
A Terrifying movie, with no ending
For once, a movie even scarier and more horrifying than the trailers for it. BUT……
The whole was not equal to the sum of its parts. Geoffrey Rush (what’s HE doing in this movie?!) as Steven Price is actually a very interesting character, which can be attributed to either the effort the script takes to set him up, and/or the brilliance of the Oscar-winning actor in the role. Price’s wife, Evelyn, gets similar treatment, but it is here the screenwriter(s?) get lazy.
The strangers in the house DO get a minimal amount of character set-up, i.e. who they are, what they do… but this information is never touched on again. One would HOPE that all ths information is being displayed for some higher purpose– the background of these five strangers, the cat-and-mouse game played by Mr. & Mrs. Price, and Mr. Price’s fascination with fear that is set up so intensely in the movie’s opening minutes.
But alas, none of this GOES anywhere. It is all completely independent from the agenda of the House when I felt like it should all tie together, somehow. There are three forces at work here– the ghosts who haunt the house, the humans who are trapped in it, and the Darkness that lives beneath it. These are all separate entities, we find, but for what purpose? This movie could have gone on another ten minutes, some loose ends could have been tied up, and I could have given it a much higher score.
Instead, what was truly an INTENSE build-up, sputters out at the very end of the movie. It didn’t even feel like an end, it just felt like the movie stopped, and we’re left without an explanation to what happens to the survivors– including the most interesting character in the movie, the House itself.
7 out of 10. Fun to watch, truly terrifying, but incomplete.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min), 1 hr 39 min (99 min) (Spain)
Genre Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director William Malone
Writer Robb White (story), Dick Beebe (screenplay)
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Dark Castle Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm