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Inspired by true events. After Patti Johnson gives birth to a still-born child, she and her husband try to forget the tragedy. They move into a new house, but a number of supernatural ... See full summary »

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Larry Shaw

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Karen Clark
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Sharon Lawrence ... Pattie Johnson
Beau Bridges ... Charles Johnson
Shirley Knight ... Delia
Alex D. Linz ... Jonathan Johnson
Lawrence Pressman
Emily Bridges ... Molly
Kathleen Lloyd
James Pickens Jr.
Lesley Woods
Lauren Bowles
Lynn Griffith Lynn Griffith
Stephen Lee
Marnie McPhail
Eric Winzenried
Sharon Clark Sharon Clark
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Inspired by true events. After Patti Johnson gives birth to a still-born child, she and her husband try to forget the tragedy. They move into a new house, but a number of supernatural phenomena that takes place there, lead them to believe that the house is haunted. Patti turns to the town psychic, who confirms her suspicions about ghostly activity. The house is haunted by the spirit of a man who, 75 years earlier, killed his young son and was then shot by his own wife, as well as by the spirit of the murdered son. And now the killer is after Patti's 3-year-old son, Jonathan.

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Home is where the horror is.


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English

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29 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Victim of the Haunt See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This Is Based On A True Story ?
11 December 2001 | by aesgaard41See all my reviews

I am particularly attracted to haunted house and ghost movies, even bad ones, but this movie which is supposed to be documenting the true story of Doretta Johnson's experiences in Madison,Indiana has every contrived haunted house plot point from every haunted house movie ever made, and a few new ones. There's the bodies buried on the property (it's not built on a cemetary as some commenters have thought), there's too many special effects, a crazy psychic, a disbelieving husband and a child in danger. Toss on top a mother whose stories are so crazy they have to be delusions and doctors more concerned in her than the truth and you have a movie that isn't really worth watching. One the plus side, Sharon Lawrence really has some good moments and Alex D. Linz shines as a true child actor. The hauntings aren't very scary, though, but the movie does push maybe too hard for the emotional scenes. A lot of it, however, I find just too ridiculous. The plot is just not very realistic or believable. This is what happens when you push a script too fast into production. If you want the real story, check out the re-enactment on "Haunted Lives" or the investigations on "Sightings."


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