October 27, 2013 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2013: Night #9 Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Why is a ghost movie in this list of science fiction and machine horror movies? Well that second part just answered the question. Thir13en Ghosts (2001) (movie) is about a single father who inherits his uncle's fancy glass house. The house is fancier than just glass though. The walls are inscribed with spells that can be seen with special glasses. The spells aren't the only thing the glasses allow people to see; there are thirteen angry, and malevolently violent, ghosts trapped inside. When the house's walls start moving the horror begins. For me this movie stands as the best remake of this millenium so far. I had to include it in this year's movies even though I used it back in 2007.
The star of this movie is Tony Shalhoub. The other of Tony's roles of the type to mention here is a smaller part in 1408 (2007) (movie). Playing Tony's daughter is Shannon Elizabeth from Cursed (2005) (movie) and Night of the Demons (2009) (movie). You can hardly miss Matthew Lillard from Scream (1996) (movie) with an even more unforgettable performance--so much fun. If you're like me you'll find Embeth Davidtz familiar, but not know from where. Embeth was Sheila in Army of Darkness (1992) (movie)! The lawyer played by JR Bourne is from The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) (movie) and of course he is on Teen Wolf (2011) (TV). You may not recognise her, but Laura Mennell plays the ghost known as The Bound Woman--wearing a prom dress and with her arms tied behind her back. Laura can also be seen in Trick 'r Treat (2007) (movie), Hard Ride to Hell (2010) (movie), and Alphas (2011) (TV). Speaking of unrecognisable Craig Olejnik from The Listener (2009) (TV) plays the ghost known as The Torn Prince--the mangled baseball player.