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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.

Director:

Robert Mandel

Writers:

Robert Curran (based upon the book by), Jack Smurl (based upon the book by) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Kirkland ... Janet Smurl
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Jack Smurl
Louise Latham ... Mary
George Wallace ... John (as George D. Wallace)
Joyce Van Patten ... Cora Miller
William O'Connell ... Father Kearney
Stephen Markle Stephen Markle ... Ed Warren
Diane Baker ... Lorraine Warren
Cassie Yates ... Dorie
Allison Barron Allison Barron ... Katie
Krista Murphy Krista Murphy ... Colleen
Ashley Bank ... Shawn
Michelle Collins Michelle Collins ... Erin
John O'Leary John O'Leary ... Father Larson
Jake Jacobs Jake Jacobs ... Father Kent
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunted: A True Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the film the kids are watching Lost in Space on television; presumably due to copywriters issues, the vocals of the episode have been dubbed with sound alike voice artists. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

Some scenes of "The Haunted" were cut off the video version, but the scenes were included when the movie first aired on television:
  • a scene where Jack and his father are watching football on television, right after the family moved in, and the television explodes;
  • a scene where Kate, as a little girl, tells Janet, at breakfast, that she saw "people floating in her room" last night. Janet doesn't give any attention to her;
  • a scene where Janet finds a strange stain in the new carpet she bought for the living room.
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Connections

Features Lost in Space (1965) See more »

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you see this film, you'll rest a bit uneasy that night!
21 October 1999 | by jester-30See all my reviews

A fantastic and atmospheric horror film which relies more on psychological terror than special effects and typical hollywood formulaic scares. It's based on a true story which was investigated by the Warrens and made into a pretty convincing book. Though the movie is obviously "toned down" for tv, the horror grows from an expertly directed series of scenes which portray a strengthening tension and increasing level of stress in the characters who are plagued by terrible circumstances. It's well done. A good friend o mine was actually one of the Warren's students, and I've dealt with them professionally in the past, so I can assure you they're not kooks. For example, they are high on the list of people law enforcement uses to advise on crimes of an extraordinary nature. This is serious business... and trust me, you see this film, you'll rest a bit uneasy that night! Cheers!


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