House on Haunted Hill Reviews

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Rob Vaux
Mania.com
October 24, 2014
In our post-torture-porn era of gloom and doom, its ebullience feels like a breath of fresh air.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 5, 2014
The climactic house-versus-humans scenes were so ludicrous that I half expected Kattan to revert to his Mr. Peepers persona from SNL and start battling the evil inkblot with spat-out chunks of apple.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 7, 2011
House on Haunted Hill isn't a great movie. It is, however, a good deal of gory fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 29, 2009
Drained of any wild, spontaneous spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 24, 2007
It's a cheesy throwaway horror flick, but it's a tight cheesy throwaway horror flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
February 17, 2005
[It's] one of the great underrated horror flicks of the last decade. Yes, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 2, 2003
Quarts of shiny blood are splashed around and numerous moans and groans pepper the soundtrack, but astonishingly, the movie never manages to provoke so much as a shudder.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...An excellent show of digi-graphics. But it is seldom scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
There's a great deal of general creepiness, but the enterprise is undercut by a weak script, weak characters, and a too simple plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
The mix of laughs, shocks and gruesomeness is much the same as in the two Tales from the Crypt movies, but Malone coaxes a slightly fresher flavour, taking on board the influence of David Fincher and even Lars von Trier.
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
All the visual bravura doesn't fill in the gaping plot holes or generate any real frights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Consistently inert -- even though the fee for successful housesitting has been raised to a million bucks a night.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com
September 15, 2001
It won't exercise your grey matter, but it may well give your inner child pause for thought
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
This is almost a green light. If you considered yourself a connoisseur of horror films, you'll be disappointed. If you are easily scared then you will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
If Geoffrey Rush has any sense, he's sitting in his kitchen right now with a stack of his press materials and a bottle of correction fluid
Full Review | Original Score: F
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
The scariest images are lifted directly from Jacob's Ladder and Ghost Story.
| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Keith Simanton
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
Instead of thrill and chills, it's kills and spills.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The House On Haunted Hill is a meandering mess of stuck-together scare tactics, none of which works.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...too many special effects; not enough suspense or frights.
| Original Score: 5/10

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Trading genuine chills for cheesy computer-generated effects, this House should have been condemned.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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