An effects-heavy remake of the gleefully gimmicky William Castle picture of the same title, in which an ordinary family finds itself in an extraordinary house crawling with hostile spirits. Eccentric adventurer Cyrus Kriticos (F. Murray Abraham) is a man with a mission: He's collecting ghosts and has trapped them in specially constructed containment cubes, like bugs in mayonnaise jars. In a nod to the original film's "Illusion-O" gimmick, he's also developed special spectral specs that reveal otherwise invisible spooks. (To see the ghosts in Castle's film, viewers had to wear glasses with colored lenses.) Cyrus is killed during a botched effort to capture an especial...