Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson try to stay in their skins for the remake of Robert Wise's classic 1964 chiller. Neeson is the psychic researcher who conducts an experiment in fear on three volunteers (Zeta-Jones, Wilson and Lili Taylor) at an allegedly haunted house. Of course, there's no 'allegedly' about it. Speed director Jan de Bont puts the fear in gear.
Jan de Bont
The hidden horrors of the classic '64 version are out in the open here.
Statues morph and clutch, and rooms change shape to threaten the invaders of Hill House, there as psychic research subjects for Professor Liam Neeson to conduct a study in fear.
And one of the subjects, Nell (Lili Taylor) feels a special affinity with the place, even when things go bump in the night.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson are the others trapped by the house.