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A Haunting in Salem (2011)

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In this spine-chilling indie horror flick, a sheriff relocates to Salem, Mass., with his family -- only to discover that the house they've moved into is plagued by an ancient curse and haunted by malicious spirits.

Director:

Shane Van Dyke

Writer:

H. Perry Horton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Wayne Downs
Courtney Abbiati Courtney Abbiati ... Carrie Downs
Jenna Stone ... Alli Downs
Nicholas Harsin ... Kyle Downs
Carey Van Dyke ... Mike Goodwin
Gerald Webb ... Mayor Avery Colllins
Jason Paul Field ... Sheriff Underhill
Courtney DeCosky ... Mrs. Underhill
Sam Kinsey ... Underhill's Son
Sonny King ... McSwain (as Alfred H. Sonny King)
Shaula Chambliss Shaula Chambliss ... Ms. Winston
Josh Roman ... Kevin
Catherine Lidstone ... Sara Good
Lauren Kelley Lauren Kelley ... Rebecca Nurse
Shoshana Chagall ... Witch #2 (as Shoshanna Chagall)
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The new town sheriff moves into a large creepy old house with his family. It seems that in the town of Salem there's a special house for the sheriff to live in gratis. Unfortunately it's haunted by witches that have a strong craving for sheriff's blood. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blestemul din Salem See more »

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Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Some scenes take place during daylight. Then logically continue in the house, seconds later. But the windows appear dark, no daylight. See more »

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As Above So Below
Written and performed by Cindergarden
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Super boring and annoying as hell.
12 April 2012 | by jhpstrydomSee all my reviews

Basically what you have in A HAUNTING IN SALEM is one very boring movie, the plot consist of a new sheriff moving into a new house with his family located in the little town Salem, where strange things start to happen and soon the sheriff realizes their new home is haunted by vengeful spirit.

If I give more of a synopsis I would spoil the film but this thing is so unoriginal and predictable its not even funny and what's worse, the pacing is so slow I thought the pause button on my DVD player was stuck, the acting however was painfully bad, the guy in the lead role was totally missed cast, even though I have seen a few ugly guys with hot wives and great looking kids so its not unusual but this guy just didn't look right for the part and you can tell he's not very comfortable in the lead role and the rest of the cast are just annoying, plainly put.

Of course this film is directed by Shane Van Dyke who also did TITANIC 2 and this is only what I heard, this guy doesn't give a crap about the casting or the acting, he just slams a film together and isn't too concerned with how it turns out, which could be true since the absolute worst films from Asylum are directed by him and they also include PARANORMAL ENTITY(a rip off of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and an early 80's horror film called THE ENTITY) and a western called 6 GUNS if that's the correct title.

All in all, I recommend you pass on this one it'll just put you to sleep or annoy the hell out of you.


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