Horror movies you won’t want to watch alone: 22. Thirteen Ghosts
Thirteen Ghosts is another horror film remake, and it was brilliant. From the cast (Tony Shalhoub and Matthew Lillard for example) to the story, this movie left me jumping and highly freaked out the first time I watched it. After all, how can you escape when you’re sealed inside your home with walls and corridors that shift while you are in them.
After inheriting the home from an eccentric uncle, a family finds themselves in a unique house that has some very dangerous secrets. With a name like Thirteen Ghosts, it should be easy enough to figure out that there are some vengeful and dangerous ghosts involved in this horror movie. And the fact that you can only see these ghosts with special glasses on, but they can still get to you even if you can’t see them just adds to the terror.
At the heart of this story is a man so determined to claim power, that he is hunting some of the most dangerous ghosts in an effort to harness their powers. Even ghosts that one might not consider to be dangerous are trapped in this house of horror, all as a tool for a mad man.
In many ways, this movie is more than just a supernatural horror film. It is also a drama and a thriller. It is storytelling done right, even as it leaves you hoping you never inherit a random house of glass filled with random Latin.
While this is certainly an older horror movie, it still seems to hold up well in terms of bringing the terror and fear factor.