'Return to House on Haunted Hill (Unrated)'
(Amanda Righetti, Erik Palladino, et al / DVD / R / 2007 / Warner Premiere)
Overview: It started when five people agreed to spend one night in a haunted house . . . What began as an evening of fun a harmless scares in exchange for one million dollars to anyone who stayed the night--and survived--soon turned into a night of terror. Years later, several more people risk their lives in search of a cursed statue of Baphomet, a relic worth millions that will come at the cost of their souls. Now, the terror begins when the doomed Return to House on Haunted Hill.
DVD Verdict: 'Return to House on Haunted Hill' is a sequel to the theatrical hit House on Haunted Hill, a remake of the Vincent Price horror classic from 1959. House on Haunted Hill (1999) starred Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan, Ali Larter and Bridgette Wilson. The story revolved around a millionaire who offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
'Return to House on Haunted Hill' is a thrilling, edge-of-the seat ride that will allow fans to unleash their imaginations in the same vein as the original Vincent Price film, appealing to true die-hard horror fans. That all aside, the best part of this movie is Amanda Righetti wears semi wet-shirt majority of the movie! She would constantly get wet for no appearant reasons ... and that alone is worth mentioning!
The ghosts this time seem like they want to make their vitims suffer what they suffered in the past. And there are lots of victims this time around. The problem is you wouldn't know or care about the majority of the characters. There's also almost no plot at all. Most of it just involves setting up who will die next!
Overall, like many horror sequel, the original remake was much much better and there's really no reason for this ... save for the fact that it is the first title tied to the Warner Premiere partnership with Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment = a direct-to-DVD title. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Character Confessionals Gallery
The Search for an Idol: Dr. Richard Hammer's Quest
Mushroomhead 'Simple Survival' Music Video