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  • Summary: A state-of-the-art remake of the classic William Castle horror film about a family that inherits a spectacular old house from an eccentric uncle. There's just one problem: the house seems to have a dangerous agenda all its own. (Warner Bros.)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 14 out of 24
  1. Although not for the faint of heart, it's a potent -- and very tricky -- treat.
  2. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    50
    A formulaic script, a tired plot -- and uninspired dialogue all point up the real star. It's the house,
  3. It's an event film, all about flash and spectacle, even though the movie itself is void of any real substance.
  4. 13 Ghosts is the type of project that all parties concerned will have to live down for the rest of their lives.
  5. 25
    The physical look of the picture is splendid. The screenplay is dead on arrival. The noise level is torture.
  6. First-time director Steve Beck hurls a dozen ghosts and probably a million dollars' worth of prosthetic makeup at us for a full 90 minutes, but it's old hat and not a bit scary.
  7. Offers so much frenetic fast cutting to so little purpose that it becomes an ordeal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 82
  2. Negative: 21 out of 82
  1. ThomasA.
    May 14, 2006
    10
    Critics schmitics! Great realism and uniquely twisted horrorific bursts of adrenalin accompany this one. Anything with Tony Shalhoub is worth Critics schmitics! Great realism and uniquely twisted horrorific bursts of adrenalin accompany this one. Anything with Tony Shalhoub is worth viewing. And Shannon Elizabeth is icing on the cake! Expand
  2. rachaelw.
    Sep 27, 2005
    10
    I freakin love this movie! the make-up was awesome, but matthew lillard defininately made it as good as it is!!!! he is a great actor and hes I freakin love this movie! the make-up was awesome, but matthew lillard defininately made it as good as it is!!!! he is a great actor and hes really hott! Expand
  3. EmilyM.
    Jan 9, 2004
    9
    I thought it woz a great movie and I will definitely watch it again. I watched it on my own so i found it propa scary. It has lots different I thought it woz a great movie and I will definitely watch it again. I watched it on my own so i found it propa scary. It has lots different scenes which make it a lot more interesting. It was a propa gd movie! Any1 who says it aint a gd movie is jus chattin breeze! Expand
  4. AlanF.
    Oct 26, 2006
    4
    Ok the special effects were great but apart from the token comedy black character and the lame story (the concept was great but it got silly Ok the special effects were great but apart from the token comedy black character and the lame story (the concept was great but it got silly after a while) the actual facts are wildly inaccurate...for one no ghost can physically harm a human being, they can scare you and make you think they can (nightmares, visions etc) but they cannot do physical harm as shown in many movies including this one...this movie is just going to spawn a whole new generation of 'devil worshipping' goths with the newe arcana of the tarot made for this movie....i was sorely disappointed after all the hype. Expand
  5. GE
    Oct 30, 2006
    0
    They could have better rated this a comedy because me and my friends laughed their ***es off when we saw this junk. My personal idea of your They could have better rated this a comedy because me and my friends laughed their ***es off when we saw this junk. My personal idea of your worst fear would be watching this movie again. Collapse
  6. KarelK.
    Feb 1, 2008
    0
    This movie sucks hard, the acting, the story, and it ain't even scary. 0 out of 10.
  7. G.B.M.C
    Jul 25, 2008
    0
    Wow, by far the worst movie I have ever seen, the negative reviews are soooo right. Sad remake that shouldn't have been made.

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