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The Haunted (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  6 May 1991 (USA)
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When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out its haunted.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Janet Smurl
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Jack Smurl
Louise Latham ...
Mary
George Wallace ...
John (as George D. Wallace)
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Cora Miller
William O'Connell
Stephen Markle ...
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Cassie Yates ...
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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At the end when Janet is in the kitchen and thinks she hears her mother-in-law calling her name, she goes to the doorway and her sweater is not tucked in. When she turns around for the next full body shot her sweater is tucked in. 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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Entertaining...in a bad way
23 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Notice that I did not rate this movie a 1. Although the movie is not entertaining, the experience I had watching it was.

About 30 minutes into the movie, I had my doubts about it. I was in a daze; confounded by the inconceivable character actions, silly dialog, and over-reactions to non-events and under-reactions to significant events. I wanted to turn it off. However, as I slung insults and random comments at the TV, my wife and kids started to laugh. They joined in, and we did enjoy each other's creative comments. We certainly had a number of laughs at the movie.

After about a half-hour of that, it started to get old. We got bored with slinging comments, and started to realize how truly un-entertaining the movie itself was. We (the kids and I) finally gave up and went about more interesting business. My wife hung in there and finished it. She briefed me on the ending (in a disappointed and monotone voice).

All that said, if the movie was made as part of an ad-hoc college film project, or otherwise put together by a group of friends, I would have to say it was reasonably well done. However, presuming it was written/produced by professionals, I really can't say it measures up.


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