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Why remake a classic if you're going to do it this badly?
written by JSwindoll October 26, 2002 - 7:50 AM PDT
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
It probably was not very helpful that I had just finished reading Jackson's Haunting of Hill House before taking in this rancid remake. Whereas her novel is the cat's meow (as well as Robert Wise's version of it), this remake is something you'd find in the kitty litter box. I doubt veddy much that the screenwriter even read Jackson's novel. This remake replaces Jackson's prose with a very cliche plot. The cavernous expanses of this Hill House (I will admit that the production design is good) is a little TOO haunted for my tastes. They should've had more faith in Jackson's work and not changed the plot. It would appear this was made for the MTV crowd and not fans of Jackson's works.


(Average 3.24)
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