When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.


Derek Cole
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Credited cast:
Stephen Twardokus ... Paul
Liesel Kopp ... Stella
Jon Gale ... Skip
Wendy Haines ... Sue
Cain Clifton Cain Clifton ... Sam
Maureen McElroy Maureen McElroy ... Anna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shane Cole Shane Cole ... Ghost


Paul Anderson (Stephen Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) move into a house that is well known for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer plans to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal. What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon takes a very dangerous turn. They quickly realize some things are better left alone, and what you can't see, can hurt you. Written by Stephen Twardokus and Derek Cole

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Some things are better left alone




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Quality in relation to budget...Decent
17 August 2013 | by Tcarts76See all my reviews

"An American Ghost Story" is a film about a couple who move into a supposedly haunted house where a family had been killed years before. The main character is an aspiring writer that wants to write a book about and paranormal activity he may experience in the house.

I would give this one a 6 1/2. If you are looking for top Hollywood style horror you probably would skip this one. IMDb has this one listed with an estimated budget of around $10k, That being said it did get the best bang for the budget, and beats out a lot of movies with much loftier budgets. I give it a 6 and not in a bad way.

The script was pretty weak, and the dialog at times was just plain bad. The effects were decent. There was some "make you jump" moments. All in all, if you are into low budget films not too bad. Derek Cole, the Director deserves some props for putting this out on the shoe-string budget, and given a robust one could most likely turn out some good movies in the future.

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Release Date:

1 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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An American Ghost Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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$10,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (HD)

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1.78 : 1
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