Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Director: Steve Beck
Main Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Embeth Davidtz, Rah Digga, Alec Roberts
Storyline: A family inherited an old mansion that is filled with ghostly secrets.
Review (Spoils): Cyrus Kriticos passes away andleaves his house as part of the inheritance for the rest of the family. The family move into the house along with the youngest son Bobby’s (Alec Roberts) nanny (Rah Digga). They become trapped inside the house by an evil machine of locked glass walls and doors which has a connection to a gateway to Hell. During the entrapment the family are being haunted by the ghosts that were trapped within the machine and now they must survive not just the trap itself but also the undead prisoners that are now released.
This is a remake of the classic black and white film from the 50s. But with a more haunting twist the family become the sacrifice for a occult dedicated the ghost and to create and release the 13th ghost of the house. The ghost themselves are all unique and the special effects are actually not bad. The storyline though hurts the film as it can be very jumpy and there are a few plot holes. The film fell apart near the end and felt like it was over edited or pulled back on what they really wanted to do with the film.
Rating: Some scares and good effects but no gore, too be honest the movie got damn boring after a while. But we do have Shannon Elizabeth which helps to get through it all but overall it is not a classic by any means.