"American Haunting" takes a unique look inside the terrifying lives of families encountering paranormal phenomena within their own homes, witnessing first-hand the frightening incidents ... See full summary »
A young family moves into a historic home in Georgia, only to learn they are not the house's only inhabitants. Soon they find themselves in the presence of a secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.
Chad Michael Murray,
In 2006, in Red River, Tennessee, a teenager has frequent nightmares. Her mother reads an old letter from 1817 written by her ancestor, Lucy Bell. After a dispute of lands judged by the church, her husband John Bell is cursed by his opponent Kathe Batts, who has a fame of being a witch. From this moment on, an entity threatens John and her daughter Betsy Bell, attacking the girl during the nights. With the support of Betsy's school teacher Richard Powell, who tries to find rational explanations for the manifestation; her brother John Bell Jr.; and their friend James Johnston, who unsuccessfully tries to exorcize the entity from the house, the family does their best to protect Betsy in the haunted house.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Houses in 1810 in eastern Tennessee would not have been as large as the houses depicted in this film. See more »
This movie is set in 1817-1820. Richard and Betsy were married "shortly after" Betsy's father died. The walls are adorned with their wedding photos, but photography was not introduced until 1839. Even then the pictures would have been small hand held daguerreotypes, not big framed enlargements. See more »
It's Scary how the film makers forgot to add Scares to their Scary movie
Since i first saw the trailer for this movie, which seems like many moons ago now; i have wanted to see it, i simply love a good supernatural horror story and the feeling of chills running down my spine.
Unfortunately 'American Haunting' isn't much scarier than Monster's Inc. It does start with promise, but it becomes tiresome very quickly, the effects of the ghost in the house are on screen for most of the film and simply become boring and over used, the main downfall for me though, was the lack of fear in the characters; none of them seem to portray the terror to make the events believable.
The acting is fine, after all there are some top actors here and they do perform well, i have to believe that the film makers wanted it like this, but for me it didn't work.
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