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An American Ghost Story (2012)

Revenant (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 1 October 2012 (USA)
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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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Not Rated






Release Date:

1 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Ghost Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (HD)
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The haunted house seen in the film is director Derek Cole's actual house. See more »

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Puts some big budgets to shame
15 August 2013 | by damoeelSee all my reviews

This was definitely a pleasant surprise after some of my latest endeavors into the horror/thriller genre, yes it is a fairly low budget movie and one writer of the story was the star and the other was the producer and his family played parts in the movie and also used his house as the setting but this put plenty of big budget attempts to shame. The story revolves around Paul who moves into an apparent haunted house for research for a book, yes nothing original there but it works. His girlfriend doesn't last long living there but she probably lasted longer than most of us would have, but Paul decides to stick it out in an attempt to make contact to get that winning edge for his book. After almost 3 months things certainly start to turn and despite my slight disappointment in the confrontation as I think it could have been done differently,credit has to go to the creators of this for a pretty good effort. There were those jumping moments and those moments where you are saying "don't be an idiot, just leave it alone" but to me, those are the things you want from these type of movies and I really liked the way they went about this one as sometimes less is more. I would recommend this to those who like me have been disappointed with a lot of these types of movies and those that enjoy these types of movies. 8/10

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