The Haunting
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Theo: You feel cut off from the world, but the world has missed you. Happy tossing and turning.

Theo: You know what, the rest of you may hate your insomnia but I'm not sure I want a cure for mine. That's when I get all my best ideas... I'm alone, occasionally... with no distractions. My mind is racing with creative ideas and come 3am I feel like a genius.

Luke: And you I'm gonna guess, are a les.
Theo: Don't even start.
Luke: Wow, You're so bossy and domineering.
Theo: Thanks. Theo.

Luke: Oh come on, this is crazy. Maybe she doesn't want to be found.

Luke: I don't know, I just think Dr. Marrow's up to something. And you know what, I'm going to find out. Right after I check on Theo, that is. I wonder how she's doing.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: Doing or wearing?
Luke: Yeah, no kidding. Did you see what she had on yesterday? Hey I definitely got a soft spot for Theo.

Eleanor "Nell" Vance: You know all my life, I have been waiting for an adventure. I thought it would never happen to me. I mean adventures are for soldiers, or for bullfighters, the women fall in love with. Now, here I am. Paintings are moving and strange voices are calling for me at night, and all it cost me was five gallons of GAS.

Eleanor "Nell" Vance: You'll never gonna believe how I found them.
Theo: How did you find them?
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: The blood led me to the bookcase.
Theo: The blood?
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: Little footprints in blood.
Theo: Nell, I'm worried about you.

Eleanor "Nell" Vance: Why do you need so many chains?
Mr. Dudley: That's a good question. What is it about fences? Sometimes the people on either side of the fence see a locked chain, they feel a little more comforted, why do you suppose that is?

Dr. David Marrow: Okay, so what do we all need in life? What are the basics? Food, water, shelter.
Theo: ...Sex.

Theo: Isn't it based on the Gates of Hell, by Rodin?
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: Well, It's not just hell. You see the children, they're are reaching up for heaven, but their souls are trapped in purgatory. And these are the demons... who can hold on to your soul for as long as they want.
Theo: Did you study art?
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: No, I studied purgatory. I was there once for eleven years. It's when your soul is caught between the living and the dead.

Ritchie: Eleanor, help me! I gotta pee.

Eleanor "Nell" Vance: He killed them. Hugh Crain. The children from the mills. It's just like you said. He wanted to fill the house with the sounds of children. He took from his mills and he brought them here, but he wouldn't let them go. He would never let them go.

Dr. David Marrow: Let me explain what's happening here. You're participating in a study on group fear and hysteria.
Luke: What? That's it, that's what this was all about?
Theo: You brought us here to scare us, is that it?
Dr. David Marrow: Yes.
Luke: And you were just waiting for her to have a total nervous breakdown before you said it? I mean, what is your problem?

Jane: Also, we know how much you loved Mom's car, so we're giving it to you.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: You're taking away my home, and giving me a twenty year old car? Who are you?

Luke: What's the deal with the Addams Family mansion?

Luke: I'm not staying in this freaking house another second, so come on.

Mrs. Dudley: I set dinner on the dining room sideboard at six. Breakfast is ready at nine. I don't stay after dinner. Not after it begins to get dark. We live in town, nine miles, so there won't be anyone around if you need help.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: We couldn't even hear you.
Mrs. Dudley: No one could. No one lives any nearer than town.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: No one will come any nearer than that.
Mrs. Dudley: In the night.
Eleanor "Nell" Vance: In the dark.

Revealing mistake: Right after Nell sends Hugh to hell, Dr. Marrow and Theo come out of hiding behind a pillar. As Marrow puts his hand on the pillar, it squishes in as if it was made of foam rubber, instead of stone. (01:39:50)

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Trivia: Ridiculously huge Jesus reference at the end. When Eleanor is blasted onto the door, her arms and legs are in the same position Jesus would've had. She is lowered down by the hands, much like Jesus would've. She also dies to save everyone else, a slightly smaller point is that you see the children 'die' and going into heaven. The bible says 'only those who are like a child are to go to heaven.'

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Question: Who exactly was it that called Nell and told her to look up the ad about the insomnia program?

Answer: Another possibility is the spirits of the children. As long as Hugh Crain was inside the house, the children were trapped inside too. They could have called Nell because they needed her help in being set free.

Answer: Hugh Crain. He knew Nell was a descendent of his second wife, Carolyn.

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