Thirteen Ghosts/House of Wax [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 1245201
  • Release Date: 10/19/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (38 out of 39)

Synopsis


13 Ghosts
This haunted house chiller is the second feature from Dark Castle Entertainment, the mid-budget outfit put together in 1999 to remake the cheesy horror genre pictures of William Castle by his daughter, Terry Castle, and producers Gilbert Adler, Robert Zemeckis, and Joel Silver. Financially ravaged and widowed by a fire that is consuming him with guilt, Arthur Kriticos (Tony Shalhoub) is left to raise two kids on his own: beautiful teenager Kathy (Shannon Elizabeth) and grade school student Bobby (Alec Roberts). Good news suddenly drops into their lives when a lawyer visits and reveals that they have inherited a lavish home from a late uncle, Cyrus (F. Murray Abraham), an eccentric ghost hunter. The Kriticos family moves into the remote house only to discover its odd secret: the dwelling contains a state-of-the-art, elaborate system of moving glass walls that trap spirits inside. Soon the ghosts, which can only be seen through the use of special high-tech spectacles, are loose in the elaborate contraption and are none too thrilled about their predicament. With the exits sealed, the family members try to learn the secret of Uncle Cyrus' bizarre mansion and survive supernatural assaults with the help of sassy housekeeper Maggie (Rah Digga), neurotic psychic Rafkin (Matthew Lillard), and Kalina (Embeth Davidtz), an activist championing the civil rights of ghosts. The eyeglasses through which the spirits can be viewed in Thirteen Ghosts (2001) were part of a ballyhoo gimmick involving pairs of spectacles handed out to audiences for screenings of the 1960 original, which was presented in "Illusion-O." ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

House of Wax
A bunch of college students are stranded in a small town where suffering for art takes on a whole new meaning in this tale of terror. Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) and her boyfriend, Wade (Jared Padalecki), have hit the road with a handful of their friends to attend a championship college football game; tagging along with them are Carly's bratty friend Paige (Paris Hilton, Carly's trouble-making twin brother Nick (Chad Michael Murray), and Blake (Robert Ri'chard), Paige's latest boy toy. While camping out for the night, the gang makes the mistake of getting on the wrong side of a mysterious local redneck, and the next morning they discover that Wade's car no longer works. As the others continue on to the big game, Carly and Wade make their way into the closest town, Ambrose, and discover it's all but deserted, except for a local tourist attraction, the House of Wax. However, it isn't long before they find out why the wax sculptures at the museum look so freakishly real, and discover a pair of murderous brothers are keen on making them part of the next exhibit. House of Wax is an in-name-only remake of the well-remembered 1953 3-D horror outing starring Vincent Price, which was in turn based on the 1933 picture Mystery of the Wax Museum. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tony Shalhoub
    Tony Shalhoub - Arthur Kriticos
  • Embeth Davidtz
    Embeth Davidtz - Kalina
  • Alec Roberts
    Alec Roberts - Bobby Kriticos
  • Matthew Lillard
    Matthew Lillard - Rafkin
  • Shannon Elizabeth
    Shannon Elizabeth - Kathy Kriticos



Customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect cheap little double feature

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    Bloobs
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    for a single digit price, maybe as high as 15, you can't go wrong with this double feature. two of the better dark castle films, and guaranteed fun for any horror movie night at home. its easiest to compare these films to a haunted house and the thrills they give. very similar. simple horror fluff, simple story, classic scares, and fantastic/beautiful production qualities. just shut the brain off, step inside, and please, scream. all in the name of good fun, and made with the tone. nothing about either film is trying to be somethings its not. (though house of wax is at times maybe trying too hard with character development, but at least it tries, and is more or less successful)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great double feature

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    SDGill81
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    I got this mainly for thirteen ghosts (definitely recommended) & as a bonus got House of Wax (which is decent.) After I price matched with Amazon, got this for $9.27 so at under $5 for each I'd say this is a great deal

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value, great combo

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    BuddyBuddy
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    I purchased this combo pack because it was a good price for two horror blu ray movies. I dislike flip-discs, so I made sure it was 2 separate discs and upgraded my horror collection. I'm happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    twin Horror pack!

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    thepunisher05
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    If your a Horror movie fan, which i am, then this Twin pack is for you. As a combo you can't beat this set. Two above average horror movies, my favorite is 13 GHOSTS!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1 month until Hallow-eve

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    Luvmytoys
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    Okay so it's that time of year again. Bump the horrors to the front of your selections of movies to watch. Gotta have it in bluray!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie combo

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    WilliamK
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    Thirteen Ghosts/House of Wax (Blu-ray Disc) combo is a great buy I thought, two terrific movies in one package for a great price. Thanks :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Horror combo

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    SOHKTRA
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    Horror combo boxed set that does not disappoint with either film

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent blu ray combo two great movies

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    lenovobmfh
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    I had been searching for 13 ghosts on blu ray and I found at best buy thabk you for the selection this is great quality video

    I would recommend this to a friend




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