With Anthony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, F. Murray Abraham
Directed by Steve Beck

If MTV horror is your bag o' bones, then look no further. In this remake of a 1960 William Castle flick, a nephew inherits his eccentric
dead uncle's house. The man is down on his luck with two kids after his wife tragically died in a house fire. Thinking it's the answer to their prayers moving into the house, they are in fact part of the ludicrous scheme to set an evil mechanism in motion. This is just too ridiculous, from the elaborate house to the glasses used to see ghosts. The wide spook variety is fun, but dumb. Some sequences are visually vibrant and vivid. The biggest star here is the elaborate house with its glass walls and ancient writing sandblasted onto it; the design is magnificent, but the story and performances pathetic. Even the poster design is better than the movie.

2 / B
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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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