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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
    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 81
  2. Negative: 21 out of 81
  1. ThomasA.
    May 14, 2006
    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
    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
    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! Collapse
  4. Dec 18, 2012
    A total mess. A movie that tries to funny with stupid ghost and fails miserably. Acting shouldn't be taken seriously and neither should the movie. Don't watch it will make you stupid. Expand
  5. GE
    Oct 30, 2006
    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. Expand
  6. BernardB
    Aug 29, 2007
    This is by far the worst movie i have ever seen. There was just nothing good in this movie. 13 ghost sucks.
  7. GijsaG.
    Feb 1, 2008
    This movie sucks, the screenplay, the actors, the story are all bad. The only way this movie might scare you is because of the poor acting.

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