一个害羞和相当平庸的女人Eleanor “Nell” Vance (Lili Taylor 饰)照顾她病入膏肓的母亲已经11年了。母亲去世后不久，她的妹妹(Virginia Madsen 饰)就赶她出去。然后，Nell 接到一个电话，告诉她一个关于失眠研究的广告，由David Marrow 博士(Neeson 饰)在希尔豪斯庄园导演，这是一座座落在马萨诸塞州西部
导演：简·德·邦特 Jan de Bont
主演：莉莉·泰勒 Lili Taylor
利亚姆·尼森 Liam Neeson
凯瑟琳·泽塔-琼斯 Catherine Zeta-Jones
欧文·威尔逊 Owen Wilson
布鲁斯·戴恩 Bruce Dern
玛丽娅·塞尔德斯 Marian Seldes 地区：美国，语言：英语，字幕：英文
一个害羞和相当平庸的女人Eleanor “Nell” Vance (Lili Taylor 饰)照顾她病入膏肓的母亲已经11年了。母亲去世后不久，她的妹妹(Virginia Madsen 饰)就赶她出去。然后，Nell 接到一个电话，告诉她一个关于失眠研究的广告，由David Marrow 博士(Neeson 饰)在希尔豪斯庄园导演，这是一座座落在马萨诸塞州西部伯克郡的偏僻庄园。Nell 先来见Dudley 先生(Bruce Dern 饰) 和 Dudley 夫人(Marian Seldes 饰)，这是一对奇怪的看门人，天黑后他们不留在这里。不久，研究的另外两位参与者来到，外向的Luke Sanderson (Wilson 饰)和迷人的双性恋Theo (Zeta-Jones 饰)，以及Marrow 博士和他的两个研究助理……
Eleanor “Nell” Vance (Lili Taylor), a shy and rather plain-looking woman, has cared for her demanding invalid mother for eleven years. Soon after her mother dies, her sister (Virginia Madsen) evicts her. Nell then receives a telephone call, telling her about an advertisement for an insomnia study directed by Dr. David Marrow (Neeson) at Hill House—a secluded manor in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Nell arrives first and meets Mr. Dudley (Bruce Dern) and Mrs. Dudley (Marian Seldes), a strange pair of caretakers who do not stay on the property after dark. Soon afterward, two other participants of the study arrive, extroverted Luke Sanderson (Wilson), and attractive, bisexual Theo (Zeta-Jones), along with Dr. Marrow and his two research assistants.
Unknown to the participants, Dr. Marrow’s true purpose is to study the psychological response to fear. Each night, the caretakers chain the gate outside Hill House, preventing anyone from getting in or out until morning, when the caretakers open the lock. There are not any working telephones inside Hill House (although Dr. Marrow initially has a cellphone) and the nearest town is several miles away. The house was chosen because of its isolation.
During their first night at the mansion, Dr. Marrow relates the story of Hill House. The house was built by Hugh Crain—a 19th century textile tycoon. Crain built the house for his wife, hoping to populate it with a large family of children; however, all of Crain’s children died during birth. Crain’s wife died before the house was finished, and Crain became a recluse. After he tells the story, his female assistant’s face is slashed by a snapped piano wire. The freak accident causes Marrow’s research assistants to leave the house, leaving the doctor alone with the study participants for the duration of the study. From this scene onward, the story diverges increasingly from the original novel and the movie of 1963.
The first night, Theo and Nell begin to experience strange phenomena within the house, including odd noises and an inexplicably cold air temperature in one room. Dr. Marrow placates Theo with explanations about the old house’s plumbing, but Nell (who seems to like the house otherwise) remains unconvinced. Her experiences intensify. Eventually, she sees apparitions, but the others suspect that she’s inventing stories for attention or that she is mentally ill.
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