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The Haunted (1991)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 6 May 1991
When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out its haunted.

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Janet Smurl
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Jack Smurl
Louise Latham ...
Mary
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John (as George D. Wallace)
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Cora Miller
William O'Connell
Stephen Markle ...
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Dorie
Allison Barron ...
Katie
Krista Murphy ...
Colleen
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Shawn
Michelle Collins ...
Erin
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Father Larson
Jake Jacobs ...
Father Kent
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The Smurl family move into their new home on Chase Street only to find that it is plagued with three spirits and a demon. The demon wants to destroy their family and they are constantly desperate until they find the Warren family to get rid of them. Written by Khelben Arunsun Blackstaff <frontier@mailhost.net>

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Shot in 22 days. See more »

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When the family is having breakfast, we hear daughter Shawn complain that the milk is nonfat. But the milk has a red cap. Skim milk never has a red cap, it is always yellow or blue. See more »

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Jack Smurl: You better pray for me tonight hon'. Cause that is the only thing that is gonna keep me from killing somebody.
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Referenced in The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010) See more »

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excellent tv movie
15 November 2000 | by (ont. canada) – See all my reviews

The Haunted is probably the only tv movie that wasn't terrible. In fact, it's one of my favourite movies, period. The plot is simple (and TRUE). The Smurl family movies into a duplex on chase street, and strange things start happening (a hammer disappears, dripping water, whispering etc.), and the family disregards it as nothing. And it is nothing compared to what happens later on. The main focus of the haunting activity is Janet (played by Sally Kirkland), who is looked at funny after she voices her theory that there may be ghosts in the house. Once they learn (from demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren) that 3 spirits and a demon infest their house, that's when the real terror begins, and at the risk of revealing too much, I'll stop there. I first saw this movie when it came out in 1991, and it scared the hell out of me (I was only 10 at the time), but for years I was waiting for it to come back on tv. when it finally did, I still loved it. This is a movie I wish they'd air on tv more often, and I still can't wait till it comes on again. Don't be expecting a big budget House on Haunted Hill or The Haunting remake with this one though, it moves more along the lines of The Changeling, The Blair Witch Project, and the original The Haunting. By that i mean, you rarely 'see' the visitors, but just mostly the things they do. This is an effective horror method that's hardly used, but believe me, it works. Unless you're into garbage like Urban Legend, you should find The Haunted an excellent movie, with good acting, and great scares.


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