years ago a group of people went to a
tall tower which claims to be haunted
near a ledge at an ocean but only two
survived and one of them apparently
committed suicide and her sister who is
an editor named Ariel Wolfe (Amanda
Righetti) goes to her apartment with her
editor friend Paul (Tom Riley) as they
spot her ghost briefly as well as
newspaper clippings on her wall. She meets
Professor Richard (Jeffrey Combs), who is
seeking Sara's journal to find a lead to
the statue of the evil god Baphomet for a
Later both Ariel and Paul are kidnapped
by the gang of the treasure hunter
Desmond (Erik Palladino), who intends to
find and sell the statue to a private
collector for five million dollars.
Suddenly Richard enters the tower and
disputes start from different teams but
their nightmare really starts as this
tower locks themselves in and the ghosts
there starts to slaughter them one by one
like they did with the last one's who
entered that house in many gruesome
fashions. Everyone is forced to become
allies in order to find a way to escape
the haunted gorezone.
moment with both Ariel Wolfe and Paul by having their conversations
together which looks not too bad as well
as shots on them discovering a dark room
with newspaper clips on the wall and then
a shot on a woman with her hair in front of
her face leaving it a nice creepiness to
the shot on her as well as trying to warn
both of them.
There's also a good dispute with the two of them against Dr. Vannacutt on what was going on with all
of them which looked quite good.
A great moment with Desmond and his people breaking into a house and kidnapping Ariel and Paul as there's the odd
good struggling moment on them when they
try to find some way of getting out of
Good takes between Desmond with his group of people and Dr. Vannacutt with his group inside the haunted house
and an argument going on which seemed
impressive and a good start to the story.
There's a great shot on a supporting character Warren by walking in water and going near a wall
with hands grabbing at his stomach which
is a real attention getter as well with
his intense painful reactions.
A nice moment with another supporting
character Harue acting
aggressive towards a beautiful woman ghost and another beautiful woman ghost by
pointing a gun at them and then a nice
soothing reaction with them getting
lustful towards her which there's nice
shots on all of this.
A good shot on an inmate ghost blocking Harue and swinging his
dissecting knife in front of her face
which looked good and creepy.
There's a nice discussion between Kyle towards his friend Samuel with him acting
excited about his business as
a wrestler and then mocking him as well
as a distant shot on Kyle walking away flipping him the bird.
Nice shots on white covers
unfolding on a some furniture and then
tying up Samuel with shots on
him screaming in terror and then a good
shot on Kyle screaming. But
however it didn't look as intense like it
was supposed to have been.
There's a good shot on supporting character Norris in a dark hallway with lights flickering
around him and then a nurse ghost suddenly appearing and
appraching him which the shots looked
great and spooky as well as a shot on him
tied up in a wheelchair being hauled away
by her. Next, a great shot on him
strapped in an operating room table and a lead inmate ghost cutting open his head with a perfect
gruesome close up shot on it all.
A good camera setting with Ariel, Dr. Vannacutt and some of the other
people making a plan of action
on how to survive which looked well
A good moment with Michelle acting stuck up and
attitudish towards Desmond along with him suddenly acting vicious
towards her and about to shoot her with
There's a good shot on Michelle in a room
with furniture and a fride floating in
the air and a nice camera shot looking up
on her lying on the ground with a fridge
floating above her and then a perfect
camera shot looking up on the lead inmate ghost looking
down and expressing an evil grin with a
great shot on the fridge slamming down.
There's a great struggle with Dr. Vannacutt trying to strangle Ariel as
well as acting insane which looked nicely
Bottom line is that I had no idea
there was a sequel to the nicely done
remake which explains why this one
remained obscure as it was totally boring
with the odd scares and nice directions
which gets credit for not bombing.
There seems to be the odd elements of Hostel
borrowed in the film adding lots
of gore effects and tons of horror
violence too. The area of the tower you
can tell was computer animation which
goes to show that the makers didn't put
alot of money into this film like the
first one so it seemed to be made for no
good reason but yet it ends nicely so
let's hope another sequel won't happen
since there's no reason for one.
Just more people trapped in the mansion
with the ghosts doing them away but this
time in a more gruesome fashion which
kinda looked creepy even if some of the
gore effects you could tell was computer
It was interesting to see the ghost of
one of the original surviving characters.
But it doesn't explain on how she got off
from being stranded by standing on top of
the mansion tower.
The acting was not
too bad in which we get a reprising role
by Jeffrey Combs (Dr. Vannacutt) as he still
shows a nice greedy and slimeball type of
attitude and deceiving too by acting calm
and charming. He brought it all together
nicely making himself the perfect key
member to the film unlike the story
Righetti (Ariel Wolfe) was average in her role
although she tried her best to do what
she had to do with her energetic emotions
and struggling moments in the film. I
just didn't find her to be an all around
versatile character actress though. Yet she shows off a nice crying reaction when she's outside near her car and then
storming back to the house having a tough
attitude when she realises she needs to
accomplish something which looked nicely
Erik Palladino (Desmond) played a nice scumbag
in the film showing a great sleazy
attitude in his role along with his
viciousness in it too. He can portray a
perfect gangster with his looks in the
film along with all the characteristics
he did throughout his performance.
Cerina Vincent (Michelle) was perfect as a
loose stuck up type in the film in which
she does well acting annoying and whiney
like with a good bitchiness too. She also
looked great for this role too as she
stood out very well and probably the
best actress in the film. Shows off great freaked out
reactions on her trying to get away when someone is about to shoot her.
Andrew Lee Pots (Kyle) knew how to act
dweeby with his looks and high pitched
speaking and hyperness. Yet I found him a
little too annoying and over the top.
Still he did what he had to do.
There's a woman taking off
her top during a show
Plus there are two bit part actresses as
beautiful woman ghosts performed by Oksana
Borbat and Xeniya Fesenko
who do a strip tease taking off every bit
of clothing while doing a lesbian make
out scene expsoing their breats and
A ghost has the
side of her head blown off.
A guys insides are torn out by some
ghosts hands coming through a wall.
A womans face is dissected off by a nurse
A man is tied up from arms to legs by the
ghosts there and is torn apart.
A persons head is cut off and is brain is
A woman's head is bashed by a fridge
falling on her head.
Guts and galore are near a metal doorway.
Plenty of smeared blood.
There's sounds of high
ehoey icy piano type synthesizer music in
some of the spots when the scene's are
supposed to be calom and almost silent
plus there's good strong deep violin
music too. Along with all of this we hear
high pitched screeching sounds and the
typical loud thumping noises too all done
by Frederik Wiedman.
During the closing credits there's a
great techno metal track by the group Mushroomhead
with "Simple Survival" in
which we hear the sound effect vocalising
along with nice sharp heavy guitar