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The Haunting Details


In the 1860's, industrialist Hugh Crain financed the construction of Hill House, a beautiful but forbidding mansion where Crain hoped to house a wife and children. However, Crain died an unexplained death at Hill House, and ever since tales have circulated that the mansion is haunted by evil spirits. 130 years later, Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson), long fascinated by the Hill House legend, brings three people there for what he tells them will be a study in sleep disorders. Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is outwardly brave, but it soon becomes evident that Hill House's sinister reputation has her on edge. Luke (Owen Wilson) quickly finds himself wondering: if this is really about studying sleep, why bring everyone to a haunted house? And Nell (Lili Taylor) finds herself inexplicably drawn to the mansion, with a fascination that soon bears terrifying fruit as the true story of Hill House is revealed. The Haunting was directed by Jan de Bont; the screenplay was written by David Self and based on Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting Of Hill House, which was also the basis for Robert Wise's 1963 film The Haunting, widely regarded as one of the screen's finest ghost stories. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 23, 1999


Liam Neeson
as Dr. David Marrow
Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Theo
Lili Taylor
as Nell
Owen Wilson
as Luke
Bruce Dern
as Mr. Dudley
Marian Seldes
as Mrs. Dudley
Alix Koromzay
as Mary Lambetta
Todd Field
as Todd Hackett
Virginia Madsen
as Jane
Kelsey Mulrooney
as Children


Jan de Bont
Donna Arkoff Roth
Susan Arnold
Shirley Jackson
Book Author
David Self
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kahn
Eugenio Zanetti
Production Designer
Martin Laing
Art Director
Troy Sizemore
Art Director
Tomas Voth
Supervising Art Director
Jonathan Lee
Art Director
Marty P. Ewing
Associate Producer
Jan de Bont
Executive Producer
Cindy Carr
Set Designer
Lori Rowbotham
Set Designer
William Hawkins
Set Designer
Gerald Sullivan
Set Designer
Andrea Dopaso
Set Designer
Aric Lasher
Set Designer
Lois G. Hoyos
Set Designer
Ellen Mirojnick
Costume Designer
David MacMillan
Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Rydstrom
Sound/Sound Designer
Josh McLaglen
First Assistant Director
Randi Hiller
Michael J. Moore
Second Assistant Director
John Frazier
Special Effects Supervisor
Ethan Van der Ryn
Sound Editor
Phil Tippett
Visual Effects Supervisor
Frank Eulner
Sound Editor