House on Haunted Hill Reviews

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April 23, 2019
The passage of time hasn't improved this version one iota, although at least home viewers don't have to subject themselves to the lobby posters sporting that year's daftest tagline ("Evil Loves To Party").
December 10, 2018
House on Haunted Hill has a great first act and a handful of decent moments making it worth a watch, especially if you were weaned on '90s horror.
October 20, 2018
[It's] hard to come down too harshly on this remake.
October 6, 2018
To compensate for any real spooks, there are some solid gore effects and stellar set pieces.
October 24, 2014
In our post-torture-porn era of gloom and doom, its ebullience feels like a breath of fresh air.
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.
September 7, 2011
September 7, 2011
House on Haunted Hill isn't a great movie. It is, however, a good deal of gory fun.
November 29, 2009
Drained of any wild, spontaneous spark.
September 24, 2007
It's a cheesy throwaway horror flick, but it's a tight cheesy throwaway horror flick.
December 6, 2005
February 17, 2005
[It's] one of the great underrated horror flicks of the last decade. Yes, really.
May 15, 2004
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.
February 8, 2003
...An excellent show of digi-graphics. But it is seldom scary.
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.
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.
October 30, 2002
June 5, 2002
All the visual bravura doesn't fill in the gaping plot holes or generate any real frights.
March 19, 2002
Consistently inert -- even though the fee for successful housesitting has been raised to a million bucks a night.
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