The Haunting

DreamWorks SKG Released 1999




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Jan de Bont

The film tells the story of Dr. David Marrow, who brings three people to the haunted Hill House for what he tells them will be a sleep study. Theo, Luke, and Nell all discover that they have a unique relationship with the house, with Nell discovering that her past is intricately tied to the history of the house.


Metacritic Score

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The story is a mess, but for long periods of time that hardly matters. It's beside the point, as we enter one of the most striking spaces I've ever seen in a film.

  • 63

    Philadelphia Inquirer Desmond Ryan

    The $40,000 budget of The Blair Witch Project wouldn't cover a day's limousine bill for a production like The Haunting, but if you want a genuine chill on a hot summer night, that ...

  • 40

    Film Threat

    From the final product, not only do I not think Jan De Bont has never seen the original Robert Wise film, I don't think he's every actually seen a horror film. Have you ever seen a...

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    • Production Budget - $80,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $91,411,151 (23rd)
      Worldwide Gross - $177,311,151 (22nd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $146,833,660
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $284,814,762

    • Other production companies:
      Roth-Arnold Productions

    • Filming locations:
      Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England
      Belvoir, Leicestershire, England
      Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
      Great Hall, Harlaxton Manor, Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England
      Harlaxton Manor, Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England
      Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England
      Long Beach, California
      Orlando, Florida
      Queen Mary Dome, Long Beach, California
      Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios, Manhattan Beach, California
      Tustin, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Sleep Tight .
      2. It will haunt you .
      3. Inside the Haunted .
      4. Ghosts with the most.
      5. Some houses are born bad .
      6. Welcome to Hill House. This is its body, this is its skin, this is its eyes. Won't you come in?
      7. There once was a house, a bright happy home, something bad happened, now it sits all alone. Its pillars are its bones, its walls are its skin, its windows are its eyes, won't you come in.


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