Michael Sauter
April 21, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

House on Haunted Hill

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Taye Diggs, Geoffrey Rush
genre
Horror

We gave it a C-

It’s no surprise that this remake of the 1958 schlocker fatally overdoes the bloody body parts and CGI effects. What’s disappointing is how completely it wastes an almost A-list cast. While Diggs and Peter Gallagher wander around looking for something, anything to do, Rush — taking on the Vincent Price role as the diabolical host of a haunted-house party — devours scenery with little apparent relish. Price had more fun four decades ago. So did the audience. C-

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