House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Director
William Malone

Main cast
Geoffrey Rush; Famke Janssen; Taye Diggs; Peter Gallagher; Chris Kattan

Genres
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Description
A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.


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