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The Haunting
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The Haunting 1999


From Amazon: Suffering from the extreme bad luck of being released at the same time as the low-budget The Blair Witch Project, this adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House attempts to update Shirley Jackson's psychologically terrifying ghost story to the era of big-budget, computerized special effects. Does it work? Well, let's just say that showing isn't exactly the same as telling. A prime example of bloated studio filmmaking, The Haunting telegraphs all its frights so blatantly that it forsakes any of Jackson's subtle horrors for the remedial scares of a clunky carnival ride. The story remains basically the same, with four people...

Directed By:
No image existsJan de Bont
Written By:
No image existsDavid Self
Starring:
Lili TaylorLili Taylor
No image existsLiam Neeson
Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
No image existsBruce Dern
No image existsMarian Seldes
No image existsVirginia Madsen
No image existsTodd Field
No image existsAlix Koromzay

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The Haunting Movie Review by Movie Addict (6/5/2007)

There were only two things that kept me interested in this film: I was waiting for Owen Wilson to die, and Catherine Zeta Jones.

This was basically a one woman show. Catherine Zeta Jones was just there to provide eye-candy. Liam Neeson was totally wasted in this film. Like Jones, he had no role at all. The film was all...

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