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The Enfield Haunting 

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Horror | TV Mini-Series (2015)
In August 1977, a series of bizarre and terrifying events begin to take place in a seemingly ordinary house in Enfield, North London.
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Series cast summary:
Timothy Spall ...  Maurice Grosse 3 episodes, 2015
Eleanor Worthington-Cox ...  Janet Hodgson 3 episodes, 2015
Juliet Stevenson ...  Betty Grosse 3 episodes, 2015
Fern Deacon ...  Margaret Hodgson 3 episodes, 2015
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Peggy Hodgson 3 episodes, 2015
Elliot Kerley Elliot Kerley ...  Billy Hodgson 3 episodes, 2015
Matthew Macfadyen ...  Guy Playfair 3 episodes, 2015
Struan Rodger ...  Joe Watson / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Charles Furness Charles Furness ...  Simon 2 episodes, 2015
Joey Price Joey Price ...  Johnny Hodgson 2 episodes, 2015
Simon Chandler ...  Professor Beloff 2 episodes, 2015
Amanda Lawrence ...  Lindy Craine 2 episodes, 2015
Sean Francis ...  Ray 2 episodes, 2015
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In August 1977, a series of bizarre and terrifying events begin to take place in a seemingly ordinary house in Enfield, North London.

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English

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3 May 2015 (UK) See more »

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The Enfield Haunting See more »

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Eleven See more »
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The actual poltergeist was a male called Bill Wilkins but writers changed the name for the TV show as they wanted to add dramatic change to his life story. See more »

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During the series, the type ringing the phones make is consistently wrong,"trim phones", the type that appear in The Enfield Haunting make trill buzzing sound, not, a bell ring. See more »

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Version of Ghostwatch (1992) See more »

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Eerie and interesting attempt...The Conjuring is still a little bit better.
9 May 2015 | by tscholfSee all my reviews

"The Enfield Haunting" is based off a true paranormal case which took place in Brimstone, England in the 1970's. The truth of the story is an interesting one, where even the police were puzzled by the strange occurrences taking place. On terms of this adaption, it is a fairly decent one. It stays true to the original source for the most part, while changing around a few minor facts. However, If you're expecting slasher Hollywood horror then prepare to be disappointed. Its slow pace and eerie atmosphere is what builds the suspense in this show. The one thing that truly makes this show work is that both the pacing and the characters have a very realistic feel, while still managing to create an entertainment for its audience. This could have easily turned into something clichéd, with the brooding main character dealing inner demons of his past, the skeptic who's only there for his own benefit, and the bratty kid you hope dies but for some reason never does. Instead, the characters actually feel like real people and you feel for everyone in that situation. This is not only credit towards the writing, but the actors as well. Originally I only watched the show after learning that Matthew Macfayden and Timothy Spall were a part of it (two very talented actors who I'm in absolute love with), but everyone was just great, even the kids surprisingly were really talented. My one true con would probably be that it isn't as scary as I wish it could be. There are moments where I know it's trying to be realistic but it ends up being a little silly, particularly when the poltergeist starts to communicate through other people. That could have been a great horror moment, but instead it's pretty off putting and kind of awkward. All in all, it's an interesting attempting. If you're looking for something more realistic then the conjuring then I would recommend this. The horror is definitely more died down, but it still manages to be eerie and very creepy in its own way :)


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