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FULL SYNOPSIS

In this remake of William Castle's campy 1958 classic, an eccentric millionaire named Steven Price invites a diverse group of people to a reputedly haunted mansion that was formerly the site of an insane asylum. Steven offers his guests $1,000,000 each if they can spend the entire night at the old house without fleeing in terror. It sounds simple enough, but when those stories about ghosts haunting the mansion turn out to be true, the guests may no longer opt to stick around. In this version, Steven is played by Geoffrey Rush, and his guests include Jeffrey Combs, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan, and Bridgette Wilson; Famke Janssen plays Evelyn Price. Sadly, this remake does not feature the original's memorable special-effects gimmick, "Emergo," an inflatable plastic skeleton that rolled on wires through the theater during showings. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 17, 1959

Cast

Geoffrey Rush
as Steven Price
Famke Janssen
as Evelyn Price
Taye Diggs
as Eddie
Peter Gallagher
as Dr. Blackburn
Chris Kattan
as Watson Prichett
Ali Larter
as Sara Wolfe
Bridgette Wilson
as Melissa Marr
Max Perlich
as Schecter
Jeffrey Combs
as Dr. Vannacutt
Lisa Loeb
as T.V. Reporter

Crew

William Malone
Director
Gilbert Adler
Producer
Joel Silver
Producer
Robert Zemeckis
Producer
Robb White
Book Author
Dick Beebe
Screenwriter
Rick Bota
Cinematographer
Anthony Adler
Editor
David F. Klassen
Production Designer
Richard Mays
Art Director
Terry Castle
Co-producer
Steve Richards
Executive Producer
Dan Cracchiolo
Executive Producer
Lauri Gaffin
Set Designer
Ha Nguyen
Costume Designer
Vince Garcia
Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Cameron
First Assistant Director
Lora Kennedy
Casting
Gregory Nicotero
Makeup Special Effects
Robert Kurtzman
Makeup Special Effects
Howard Berger
Makeup Special Effects
Dennis Skotak
Visual Effects Supervisor
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