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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

The actual house that this story is based on is located in East Los Angeles. It still stands and neighbors still talk about the haunting, which took place in the 70s. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

Referenced in The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010) See more »

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Better than the book...
18 October 1999 | by elsbed-1See all my reviews

I really liked this movie, which was based on a book by the same name...the true story of a family terrorized by demons in their Pennsylvania home. Strangely, I found the characters in the movie to be much more likeable than the actual people in the book, with the exception of the grandma (Louise Latham) who bugged me to no end with her whining. The film appears to be very loosely based on the book, however, as most of this type of "true story" films are...many events were left out entirely or embellished upon heavily to make it more sequential. One of the funniest things was the casting of the fairly attractive (and relatively youthful) Diane Baker as Lorraine Warren...if anyone has seen the real Lorraine and Ed Warren, you will see what I mean. (Perhaps as co-writers of the book they had some sort of hand in the casting...?) All in all, it's not an Amityville Horror, but a pretty good made for TV movie that's worth watching.


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