House on Haunted Hill (1999) You can avoid a lot of problems by declining an invitation to spend the night in a former insane asylum that is reputedly haunted. If that isn't an option -- and hey, who doesn't accept invitations to spend the night in haunted insane asylums every once in a while -- it's good to have a surprise bit of information in your back pocket. Eddie, for example, survives when he tells The Darkness -- the spirits of the dead who are hunting down descendants of their tormentors -- that he's adopted. Boy, weren't THEY embarrassed. Then Ali Larter pulls him to safety, and The Darkness recedes. Lessons: Hang out with chicks from "Heroes" Be too pretty to dieWarner Bros.