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The Spiral Staircase (2000)

During a storm, a group of people are trapped inside a mansion with a killer.

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James Head

Writers:

Ethel Lina White (novel), Mel Dinelli | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicollette Sheridan ... Helen Capel
Judd Nelson ... Phillip
Alex McArthur ... Steven
Debbe Dunning ... Danielle
Holland Taylor ... Emma
Christina Jastrzembska ... Rachel
Dolores Drake ... Sarah
David Storch ... Bobby
William MacDonald ... Sheriff Bell
John Innes ... Dr. Porter
Margaret Ryan Margaret Ryan ... Mrs. Pritzker
Lillian Carlson ... Mrs. Winfield
Brenda Campbell ... Elise
Kandyse McClure ... Monica (as Candice McClure)
Dallas Thompson Dallas Thompson ... Linda
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During a storm, a group of people are trapped inside a mansion with a killer.

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Outside, a violent storm. Inside, a lust for revenge.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le secret du manoir See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Remake of The Spiral Staircase (1946) See more »

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not a good remake of the 1946 classic, lacks style
10 August 2003 | by robertedwardSee all my reviews

I agree with DrSatan that this update of the 1946 classic is not well done. Above all, it lacks style and ambience. Beyond that, the plot is seriously weakened by the omission of the doctor's character; the new twist at the end (with its trite motivation sans the Freudian psychological flair of the original); and the hokey camera angles which make the house appear to be listing in a stormy sea. The childish secret passageways and cobweb-covered staircase are out-of-place in a film which otherwise tries too hard to be adult.

Even the pale 1970's remake with gorgeous Jacqueline Bisset is better than this truly missable, misguided project.


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