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  • Summary: Decades after the Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane was closed, five strangers are invited to spend a night there. Their reward is a million dollars each. All they have to do is stay alive. (Warner Bros.)
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  1. Trash, but always just a little creepier than you expect.
  2. The kind of horror movie that's not a bit scary and quite a bit gross.
  3. 41
    Aims low and cheats on an ending, but meanwhile it's a bottom-shelf hoot.
  4. Fun for less than 30 of the 80-minute running time.
  5. 25
    Slow-moving, yawn-inducing remake.
  6. Reviewed by: Jane Hogan
    Everyone in the film is either annoying or unpleasant.
  7. Reviewed by: Todd Doogan
    Lucky for you, it won't cost a thing to get up and walk out at any point after the credits.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jan 25, 2013
    A fairly good Popcorn horror flick. It's no masterpiece and nowhere near as good as the original. On its own, it is highly entertaining with some masterful & memorable performances by Geoffrey Rush & Famke Janssen. A shame about the the ending as the CG effects are unconvincing and kind of ruin the flow of the narrative up to that point. Practical effects would have been far better in this instance as it worked really well for the rest of the film. Overall: A great movie to watch with a bowl of popcorn at home on a dark and stormy night. Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2010
    The horrors of Haunted Hill might have worked for children, but sadly the true horror here is how ridiculous, rickety and perplexing the twist is, and despite the successful, seductive performance by Janssen, this gothic B-movie is a nauseating waste of time. Expand

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