But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. The actors are a shine of light in this film. Starting at about 22 minutes, scenes are intermittently spliced out of order. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. They put a look of effort into making their characters different from the others.
I give this new version that was made in 1999 a 7. It explains a lot of crappy movies, doesn't it? Many years later the house is brought and the wife of a rich theme park owner decides she wants to have a party at the house. For example they handle situations differently to the other characters. Tongue in cheek this movie is -- James Whale would have loved it. It really was a frightening set throughout the whole of the house, from the basement to the attic. There are three forces at work here-- the ghosts who haunt the house, the humans who are trapped in it, and the Darkness that lives beneath it.
The plot may not be imaginative but the delivery is very good for this type of film. . Once the games begin, the film contains many surprises for both the audience and the characters. The movement of the deceased Dr Vannacutt is very creepy and is much better than some of the gore. I know the producers tried on this remake but it didn't do so well as I would have expected, it was fun, but it doesn't bring justice like it supposed to. This one is kind of crappy. True about the skipping, but it's more bad editing, as if it were put together from pieces of the original.
But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. The whole was not equal to the sum of its parts. It has been a while since i have seen a film with scenes that weren't cheesy or rushed. This remake of the old 1958 movie sees the plot expanded and made a lot more creepy and enjoyable. In fact the end point of the original is only the halfway mark of this one. Reviewed by Quicksand 7 For once, a movie even scarier and more horrifying than the trailers for it.
Overall the film starts like any other Hollywood horror but the clever direction, creepy music and imaginative visuals of Dr Vannacutt all create a creepy feel to the film that is better than the gore that also comes. Oh, and the shenanigans are too many to count, but here is one: the evil is locked up by a brick wall, but it can go through floors and ceilings once it escapes. This movie is a mildly entertaining — if you are high on booze — and mostly silly piece of Hollywood crap that concentrates on style instead of substance. In fact I thought it was going to be a poorly ripped off movie. The story did have a few interesting twists in it, like Price is just not some billionaire but a amusement park creator, his wife is even more snobbish and evil in this one and she even kills her secrete lover who is the doctor, and this one seems more darker and evil. The story plays out the same way the original does except with a few different things,and the characters are different. And this is from a stone-cold believer that Karloff was the best Frankenstein monster and Lugosi the best Dracula.
As a bonus, a supernatural element was brought to this film that wasn't there in the original version. I was expecting to be scared, but I really didn't get scared, sure some parts were frightening but it was more fun and mysterious then all out horror and scary. Rush's games and ulterior motives will initiate events that he hopes will benefit him; but the evil within the building has other ideas. And a certain darkness comes over the house. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. It is all completely independent from the agenda of the House when I felt like it should all tie together, somehow.
However up to this point it works very well and it's real creepy. To tell the truth, I'd have to say that this remake was better than the first version. I found the film to be entertaining wouldn't William Castle have wanted that? Generally they add a flavor-of-the-month star, a bunch of irrelevant plot changes and a soundtrack from a has-been band or one that should never have been. The outside of the house could have been shown more throughout the film, as it did look frightening and well done. These are all separate entities, we find, but for what purpose? They then escaped and started to attack and kill the doctors.
Yup, cocaine and pain killers flows freely in the entertainment business. My reasons for giving this version a 7 and not any lower are these reasons. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. Jensen, Diggs, Gallagher and Kattan all do well and the cast do better than the scream queens that usual inhabit these films. All the actors do a great job but, the story is weird and hard to follow.
The film is about an abandoned mental asylum in the 1930's. I'm not a big fan of horror or this type of Hollywood slasher movie as I find them too obvious and not scary. Nothing enormous but it is jarring and breaks the mood. With the creative set designs and the brilliant characters. Overall this film is a lot better than some of the other rubbish I have seen. It set the tone for the level of horror in the whole film.
All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. Before the guests can agree to the terms, steel shutters unexpectedly lock everybody in. However it soon becomes evident that not all the scares are set up by Price himself. I've seen a lot of complaining about the ending, but hey, life sometimes sucks and I could certainly see something like that happening to me. He invites a group of people to spend the night in the former Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane? Fun to watch, truly terrifying, but incomplete.