Actors: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Ali Larter, Peter Gallagher, Bridgette Wilson, Chris Kattan
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The House on Haunted Hill|
|Steven Price offers six people one million dollars to stay in a haunted mental asylum. The only catch is that they must survive the night. At first everyone thinks that they will make it out, but suddenly the house puts itself on lockdown and makes everyone unsure. Then they start seeing ghosts and some peaple start dying so they try to figure out how to get out.
--Dashaun Montanez, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of The House on Haunted Hill|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 50%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- fantasy story on present day Earth
Kind of Horror Story
- why do we stay in the haunted house?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Black)
- (man) crewcut/very short
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
Secondary Main Character
- average (female)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- An "It".
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- 20th century (1970's to Present)
Takes place on Earth?
- mental hospital
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Tone of movie
Sex/nudity in movie?
- Some foul language
Kinds of F/X
- Things that change shape/morph
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).