The Haunting script
The Haunting (1999)
Synopsis: The Haunting is a 1999 remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. Both films are based on the 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. The Haunting was directed by Jan de Bont and stars Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor. It was released in the United States on July 23, 1999.

She goes to Lou, puts a hand on his shoulder, proud of her

generosity. All Nell can do is stare.

And then:
KNOCK KNOCK. Like a shot Nell is out of the chair and

turning for a set of FRENCH DOORS across the room. It's all

reflex. Nell catches herself.

KNOCK KNOCK. Richie, lying on the couch like he's sick, raps on

the wall with a wooden CANE and squeals:


Eleanor, help me! I've got to


Nell REACTS, but rather than being amused or annoyed, a wave of

TRAUMA flickers over her face. The reaction is so strong we

instantly know something is very wrong.


Richie, knock it off before I beat

the crap out of you!

Nell turns away, sick, breathing hard.

Jane picks up a JEWELRY BOX from a dresser.


You're sure this is all of

Mother's jewelry? The lawyer said

to make sure we took it to him...


He said there might be some

antique pieces. Have you seen

anything? Some of it might be


Nell knows what is going to happen to that jewelry. Jane no longer

can bear the weight of Nell's stare, checks her watch. She nods at

Lou. Lou rises, pocketing the coin set. Richie follows him out.

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David Self

David Christopher Self (born January 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter best known as the author of the screenplays for the films The Haunting, Road to Perdition, and The Wolfman. more…

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