The Haunting

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In theaters Jul 01, 1999
PG-13, 1 hr. 53 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: A remake of the classic 1963 movie "The Haunting" about a team of paranormal experts who look into strange occurrences in an ill-fated house. Through the course of the night some will unravel, some
Director: Jan de Bont
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Theater Release: Jul 01, 1999
DVD Release: Nov 23, 1999


Liam Neeson

Dr. David Marrow
Owen Wilson

Luke Sanderson
Bruce Dern

Mr. Dudley
Marian Seldes

Mrs. Dudley
Alix Koromzay

Mary Lambetta
Todd Field

Todd Hackett


Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sophisticated visual effects fail to offset awkward performances and an uneven script.
  • An overpriced mess! More...
  • The actors are basically helpless with this. More...
  • A lavish illustration of how to take a fairly modest black-and -white horror film from 1963 and amplify it so relentlessly that the sight of the flying cow in Twister would not be all that amiss. More...
  • If you crave horror, you're better off seeing The Blair Witch Project a second or third. More...
  • The Haunting is a muddled mess that defies any rationality. More...
  • In The Haunting, the moviemakers succeed in something very difficult: creating a haunted house with real personality and terror. More...
  • Clumsy, bloated and wretchedly overdone! More...
  • Worse than awful! More...
  • This film relies on special effects instead of suggestion, plot instead of mood, and explanation instead of mystery. More...
  • There are few truly frightening moments in the film, little tension or real sense of menace, and the camp humor that is suggested in early scenes dissipates fairly quickly. More...

User Reviews

  • It's not the first one, that's true. It's a different take on a similar story. A certain scientist wants to do a study, an experiment. He gathers a...
  • Somewhat decent remake of the same name, The Haunting lacks the terrifying atmosphere of the original film, and instead relies more on special...
  • Didn't feel scared at all, even as a 10 year old when it was released. Poor effects and poor acting, FAIL.
  • At first, I thought this was going to be really good (sleepless nights, if you know what I mean). I'm not saying that this wasn't good. But it wasn't...
  • I'm not usually a fan of 'scary' movies, but this one was pretty good. It's got a bit of a psychological thriller-type feel, which I love.
  • Forgot Robert Wise's classic film and Shirley Jackson's gripping, original story - both of which allowed the viewer to imagine the terror - and you...
  • Saw it once in theatres. That was MORE than enough.
  • One of the great Piece with Liam Neeson.
  • A very stupid film made when Owen Wilson still got killed in all his films.
  • I can't believe some of the reviews that I've read on Amazon's website. "The Haunting" is one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. I didn't see...