History Film / HouseOnHauntedHill1999

9th Mar '18 4:19:34 AM Morgenthaler
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The film marked the debut of Dark Castle Entertainment, which went on to produce ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'' and ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'', the former also a remake of a Creator/WilliamCastle movie. It was followed by a sequel, ''Return to House on Haunted Hill'', in 2007.

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The film marked the debut of Dark Castle Entertainment, which went on to produce ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'' and ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'', the former also a remake of a Creator/WilliamCastle movie. It was followed by a sequel, ''Return to House on Haunted Hill'', ''Film/ReturnToHouseOnHauntedHill'', in 2007.




!!''Return to House on Haunted Hill'' has examples of:

* ArtifactOfDoom: The cursed statue of Baphomet, which is the reason why Dr. Vannacutt's mental asylum is haunted by its previous inhabitants.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Played with Warren, who is first of Desmond's crew to be killed by the ghosts.
* BuryYourGays: Harue is a lesbian, and gets killed by Dr. Vannacutt.
** However [[spoiler: in an inversion of the trope, she is also the only villain that can live, depending on the choices you make. In an even harder inversion, having her not resist the lesbian ghosts advances is what saves her life]].
* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: The unrated DVD features technology which allows you to change the decision made by a character, and thereby radically alter outcome of the movie. There are 96 total ways the movie can play out.
* CureYourGays: Two of the ghosts are lesbians, presumably assigned to the asylum for this reason.
* DeathByPragmatism: One of the possible choices viewers can make, amusingly enough. The pragmatic choice [[spoiler: gets everyone slaughtered in seconds]]. GenreSavvy viewers should know better.
* ExactWords: "You'll never have to work another day in your life" [[spoiler:because I'm going to ''rip your brain out.'']]
* {{Fanservice}}: A pair of female ghosts strip and [[GirlOnGirlIsHot start getting it on with Harue]].
** {{Fandisservice}}:...Until they become naked rotting corpses.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler: Averted again, both Ariel and Paul survive.]]
** In the ChooseYourOwnAdventure version, viewers can play this trope straight, invert it, or give it a KillEmAll ending.
* GenreSavvy:
-->'''Kyle:''' "Wait. Did you ''really'' just suggest that we ''[[LetsSplitUpGang split up?]]'' In a ''Haunted House?''"
* GuttedLikeAFish: A henchman tries to break down a wall with a pickaxe, only to have a ghost's arm break out and tear open his stomach before pulling the victim into the hole.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Kyle jumps (or swims) in front of Ariel to save her from a ghost, but is then drowned himself.]]
* LetsSplitUpGang: Desmond suggests it in the beginning of the film. Kyle ''[[GenreSavvy immediately]]'' points out what a bad idea it is, but is ignored.
* MacGuffin: The statue of Baphomet, a valuable artifact which is sought out by Desmond and his crew.
* ShoutOut: Within the second film, the director works in two different allusions to Lucas films from Hammer with him commenting that Desmond "[[Film/ANewHope was once a pupil of his]]" and then later proclaiming that the Baphomet idol "[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade belongs in a museum]]" in rapid succession.
* TheStinger: After the end credits, [[spoiler:an additional scene shows a hapless couple finding the statue of Baphomet washed on a beach. If Harue survived, she then shows up, kills them both, and takes Baphomet herself]].
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Sara is found to be dead at the beginning of the film. [[spoiler:As her sister Ariel discovers, Desmond killed her.]]
* TearOffYourFace: The sole female member of Desmond's crew has her face cut off by the ghost of Dr. Vannacutt.
* YourHeadAsplode: A victim demonstrates what happens to a head when it's crushed by a safe.
8th Mar '18 6:54:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* MindHive: It turns out that the house isn't merely haunted, but the ghosts have amalgated into a single entity that speaks with multiple voices, and wants to devour the souls of the visitors to add to its consciousness.
8th Mar '18 6:50:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* SapientHouse: The house as a whole has become one because of the EldritchAbomination MindHive residing inside it, with an entire hallway at one point transforming into a gaping jaw.
1st Mar '18 2:29:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* DeathByGenreSavviness: Pritchard.
* DoomedDefeatist: Pritchard.

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* DeathByGenreSavviness: Pritchard.
Pritchard, who knows the lethal history of the house, spends most of the movie sitting in the most central, well-lit room possible and drinking heavily. However, this doesn't do him much good. Interestingly, in the original version of the script, he was the one who survived, while the black guy died.
* DoomedDefeatist: Pritchard.Toyed with, where Prichard knows about how the house is completely fricking evil and is fully aware that he, and everyone else in the house, is probably going to die. He spends the majority of the movie drinking and making dark, fatalistic quips about how everyone is doomed and there's no escape. The movie almost fools you into thinking he might be one of the few to survive after he starts actually helping to get everyone out, and then he gets the quickest death in the whole movie. At least he gets to save the ones who are left as a ghost at the end.
14th Sep '17 9:23:40 PM Linda58
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* TheStinger: After the end credits, [[spoiler:an additional scene shows a hapless couple finding the statue of Baphomet washed on a beach]].

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* TheStinger: After the end credits, [[spoiler:an additional scene shows a hapless couple finding the statue of Baphomet washed on a beach]].beach. If Harue survived, she then shows up, kills them both, and takes Baphomet herself]].
25th Apr '17 11:30:48 PM Linda58
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* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: The unrated DVD of the second film features technology which allows you to change the decision made by a character, and thereby radically alter outcome of the movie. There are 96 total ways the movie can play out.



* ExactWords: "You'll never have to work another day in your life" [[spoiler:because I'm going to ''rip your brain out.'']]


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* BuryYourGays: Harue is a lesbian, and gets killed by Dr. Vannacutt.
** However [[spoiler: in an inversion of the trope, she is also the only villain that can live, depending on the choices you make. In an even harder inversion, having her not resist the lesbian ghosts advances is what saves her life]].
* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: The unrated DVD features technology which allows you to change the decision made by a character, and thereby radically alter outcome of the movie. There are 96 total ways the movie can play out.
* CureYourGays: Two of the ghosts are lesbians, presumably assigned to the asylum for this reason.
* DeathByPragmatism: One of the possible choices viewers can make, amusingly enough. The pragmatic choice [[spoiler: gets everyone slaughtered in seconds]]. GenreSavvy viewers should know better.
* ExactWords: "You'll never have to work another day in your life" [[spoiler:because I'm going to ''rip your brain out.'']]
* {{Fanservice}}: A pair of female ghosts strip and [[GirlOnGirlIsHot start getting it on with Harue]].
** {{Fandisservice}}:...Until they become naked rotting corpses.


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** In the ChooseYourOwnAdventure version, viewers can play this trope straight, invert it, or give it a KillEmAll ending.
3rd Feb '17 10:52:51 AM Mdumas43073
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31st May '16 12:35:41 AM ThatGuyYouKnowThatGuy
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* AntiVillain: The mental patents aren't evil but revolting against the abuse they suffered at the hands of the Staff.

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* AntiVillain: The mental patents patients aren't evil but revolting against the abuse they suffered at the hands of the Staff.
19th Apr '16 4:50:21 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: Within the second film, the director works in two different allusions to Lucas films from Hammer with him commenting that Desmond "[[Film/ANewHope was once a pupil of his]]" and then later proclaiming that the Baphomet idol "[[Franchise/IndianaJones belongs in a museum]]" in rapid succession.

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* ShoutOut: Within the second film, the director works in two different allusions to Lucas films from Hammer with him commenting that Desmond "[[Film/ANewHope was once a pupil of his]]" and then later proclaiming that the Baphomet idol "[[Franchise/IndianaJones "[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade belongs in a museum]]" in rapid succession.
9th Apr '16 1:55:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Within the second film, the director works in two different allusions to Lucas films from Hammer with him commenting that Desmond "[[Film/ANewHope was once a pupil of his]]" and then later proclaiming that the Baphomet idol "[[Franchise/IndianaJones belongs in a museum]]" in rapid succession.
** The guest list Price types up for Evelyn's birthday (before the EldritchAbomination deletes it and makes a new one) is a list of shout outs)
*** Mary Seward (script supervisor Mary Anne Seward)
*** Valdemar Tymrak (a psychopath in the Series/TalesFromTheCrypt episode "Report from the Grave," directed by the film's director Creator/WilliamMalone)
*** Molly Vaughn (unknown)
*** W.L. Malone (director William Malone)
*** GilbertAdler (one of the producers)

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* ShoutOut: Within the second film, the director works in two different allusions to Lucas films from Hammer with him commenting that Desmond "[[Film/ANewHope was once a pupil of his]]" and then later proclaiming that the Baphomet idol "[[Franchise/IndianaJones belongs in a museum]]" in rapid succession.
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The guest list Price types up for Evelyn's birthday (before the EldritchAbomination deletes it and makes a new one) is a list of shout outs)
*** ** Mary Seward (script supervisor Mary Anne Seward)
*** ** Valdemar Tymrak (a psychopath in the Series/TalesFromTheCrypt episode "Report from the Grave," directed by the film's director Creator/WilliamMalone)
*** ** Molly Vaughn (unknown)
*** ** W.L. Malone (director William Malone)
*** ** GilbertAdler (one of the producers)


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* ShoutOut: Within the second film, the director works in two different allusions to Lucas films from Hammer with him commenting that Desmond "[[Film/ANewHope was once a pupil of his]]" and then later proclaiming that the Baphomet idol "[[Franchise/IndianaJones belongs in a museum]]" in rapid succession.
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