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Thir13en Ghosts

Tagline: Terror has multiplied/Misery Loves Company

turned on tv to watch SR, this was on USA (then Carrie, is it still halloween?):


Thir13en Ghosts (also known simply as Thirteen Ghosts or 13 Ghosts) is a 2001 horror film directed by Steve Beck. It is a remake of the 1960 film 13 Ghosts by William Castle. It follows the remake of another one of Castle's films, House on Haunted Hill.

Following a house fire which claimed his wife, School Math teacher, Arthur Kriticos (Tony Shalhoub), his two children Kathy (Shannon Elizabeth) and Bobby (Alec Roberts), and babysitter/nanny Maggie (Rah Digga) are struggling to make ends meet. In a stroke of luck he inherits his uncle Cyrus's (played by F. Murray Abraham) mansion. The mansion itself consists of movable glass walls inscribed with Latin. Despite the strangeness, the family is excited, until Dennis Rafkin (Matthew Lillard), a neurotic psychic, who used to work for Cyrus, reveals that Arthur's uncle was a ghost hunter, and had imprisoned 12 spirits within the house [...] Kalina Oretzia (Embeth Davidtz), is a spirit releaser who claims to have entered the house through an opening when it shifted. She saves Arthur and his daughter from the Jackal and informs him, Dennis, and Maggie about the ghosts, the house, and about the thirteenth ghost, who is a "failsafe" meant to stop the others.

This house is not a house. It is a machine .... designed by the devil ... and powered by the dead. There should be spirits trapped inside. They represent the black zodiac. Each is a ghost Cyrus needed to catch.

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