The Haunting Reviews

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March 2, 2018
A ghost has to work overtime to haunt Hill House...the best-that-money-can-buy technology of The Haunting shows how little you can make of too much.
December 28, 2010
High-tech remake is dumb and overblown.
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March 22, 2002
April 17, 2001
January 1, 2000
Director Jan De Bont may have made a cow fly in Twister, but he can't keep the howling dog called The Haunting from spinning into FX excess.
January 1, 2000
The more this new Haunting tries to impress with its state-of-the-art techniques, the more it recalls how much Wise accomplished with eerie lighting effects and mysterious noises on the soundtrack.
January 1, 2000
The actors are basically helpless with this.
January 1, 2000
Shockingly short on suggestiveness and restraint.
January 1, 2000
If you crave horror, you're better off seeing The Blair Witch Project a second or third.
January 1, 2000
A blaring kitsch project of a horror film.
January 1, 2000
An overpriced mess!
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The only thing scary about the new version is realizing that someone keeps giving director Jan De Bont money to make movies.
January 1, 2000
The characters are on the dramatic equivalent of Death Row.
January 1, 2000
To my surprise, I find myself recommending The Haunting on the basis of its locations, its sets, its art direction, its sound design, and the overall splendor of its visuals.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A mess, a jumble of fancy special effects that are supposed to be scary but are really just fancy, further decorated with dribbles of dialogue, most of which are unintentionally hilarious.
January 1, 2000
Worse than awful!
January 1, 2000
More hokey than haunting.
January 1, 2000
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.
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