He dies when a set of sliding doors snaps shut, cutting him in half. Opening Of The Chambers 3:36 11. The house, Kalina explains, is really an infernal device: ''We are in the middle of a machine designed by the devil and powered by the dead. Bobby Gets Lost 3:25 20. So is the decision to make the ghosts be real actors in the set, not digital freaks.
Kathy disappears soon afterward, and the four adults gather in the library, where Arthur learns that Jean's ghost is trapped in the house. The physical look of the picture is splendid. Then one by one the candles relight on the candelabra. The family members, their lives at risk upon the discovery that Dr. The shatterproof glass cages, we learn, are engraved with ''containment spells'' that keep the ghosts inside. Pictures Keywords: , , , , ,. Human monsters, even if having to go through 4+ hours of make-up sessions, even if having to use a double amputee actor to play a particular ghost, are the film's best trump card.
Aware that their story was thin, that their characters were constantly retracing the same ground and repeating the same words, that the choppy editing is visually incoherent, maybe the filmmakers thought if they turned up the volume the audience might be deceived into thinking that something was happening. Using a pair of spectral glasses that allow the wearer to see into the supernatural realm, Dennis convinces Maggie that the ghosts are real. So this film can be a real party pooper if you're watching it with the lights off at your girlfriend's house waiting for her to grab your arm through the hard scenes, or expect to enjoy having some nightmares about it. Advertisement When the action pauses long enough for us to see what's on the screen, we have to admire the art direction, special effects, costumes and makeup. You'll remember the ghosts, the fun and the thrills, for years to come. The Angry Prince 2:57 19. It doesn't deserve a bad score.
The residence is made entirely of glass sheets inscribed with phrases, which Dennis recognizes as barrier spells. I was down here before. One candle floats up on its own from the candelabra with its shadow cast upon the wall. The plot, acting and production values may be unsophisticated, but what matter? While searching the basement, Dennis is hit by psychic flashes and discovers the twelve angry ghosts he and Cyrus captured are imprisoned in the house, held captive by the spells. Dennis discovers that the Jackal, one of the most dangerous of the twelve ghosts, has been released and that the family is now in grave danger. The Jackal attacks Kathy when she and Arthur enter the basement in search of Bobby, but they are saved by Kalina Oretzia , a spirit liberator who is attempting to free the ghosts.
Ben Moss Splits 3:13 13. We gotta get out of this basement! Zorba is investigating his dead uncle's bedroom when eerie wind blows through and blows out all the candles. It hurts the eyes and ears. The ghosts hurl Cyrus into the rings, slicing him to pieces. What intrigues me is that this house, its shrieks of terror and its moving walls attract no attention at all from the neighbors, even late in the film when truly alarming things are happening. Written by Goofs At approximately 44 mins into the film Dr.
Zorba has died and left his eerie mansion to his penniless nephew Cyrus Zorba and his family. There's just one problem: the house seems to have a dangerous agenda all its own. All the soundtracks provided in this blog are only samples. Entering The House 3:24 5. Arthur realizes that he must become that ghost by dying to save his children. It mostly takes place inside a house that is one of the best-looking horror sets I've seen, and the 12 ghosts look like pages from Heavy Metal, brought to grotesque life.
The screenplay, inspired by the 1960 film of the same name but written in a zone all its own, involves dead Uncle Cyrus F. There are good ideas in this film, and they're very well developed. The Jackal Attacks 1:55 8. You can see the ghosts with special glasses, which the cast is issued; when they see them, we see them, usually in shots so maddeningly brief we don't get a good look. The noise level is torture. Discovering Cyrus' true fate, Arthur fights Cyrus while Maggie disrupts the machine's controls, releasing the ghosts from its power. Cast: , , , , Alec Roberts, , , Director: Genres: , Production Co: Dark Castle Entertainment, 13 Ghosts Productions Canada Inc.
Several men, including an apparent Cyrus, are killed while the team is able to catch the ghost. Dennis smiles at Arthur and departs, and Jean's ghost appears before the family and tells them that she loves them before she and all the other ghosts disappear. Bobby slips away from Kathy and Maggie and enters the basement, where he sees several of the ghosts, particularly that of the Withered Lover - his mother Jean, who had died of injuries sustained in a house fire. The Ghosts Escape 1:53 17. Rafkin Struck Down 1:56 7. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive. The experience of watching the film is literally painful.
They're joined by a wise-cracking ghostbuster named Rafkin and Kalina , a paranormal who knows a lot about Uncle Cyrus, his research, and how the house works. All the rights are reserved to the audio company. Armed with a pane of the special glass, Arthur and Dennis enter the basement to find the children. It holds an approval rating of 15% on , based on 94 reviews with an average rating of 3. Dennis barricades Arthur into a corner behind the glass, protecting Arthur but allowing two ghosts, the Hammer and the Juggernaut, to beat Dennis to death. Cyrus has orchestrated the abduction of Kathy and Bobby so that Arthur will become the thirteenth ghost, which will not stop the machine as Kalina had claimed, but trigger its activation. The only way to shut it down, she says, is through the creation of a thirteenth ghost from a sacrifice of pure love.
I hate it when they do that! Trapped in their new home by strangely shifting walls, the family encounters powerful and vengeful entities that threaten to annihilate anyone in their path. Please support the composers by buying their records and releases! Along with the house, the Zorba family has also inherited the occultist's collection of 12 ghosts, who can only be seen through Zorba's special goggles. The production design is great; the glass house is a state of the art, away from your typical haunted house, looking both luxurious and somehow creepy at the same time. All users should delete the content as soon as they view it. Murray Abraham , whose researches into the occult included a medieval manuscript allegedly dictated by the devil. As the family leaves the house, Maggie exclaims that she is quitting. With the encouragement of Dennis' ghost, Arthur jumps into the machine, avoiding the rings and saving his children.