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An American Haunting (2006) Movie Information

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Courtney Solomon


Donald Sutherland
Sissy Spacek
James D'Arcy
Rachel Hurd-Wood
Matthew Marsh
Thom Fell





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Based on true stories of a small town in Tennessee where a spirt caused the death of a man. The family is tormented by this ghost even to the point of possesion.

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dukeakasmudge 07/27/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The truly scary thing about this movie was that it actually happened.Other then that, it really wasn't scary at all.Basically just a boring movie with a ending that'll make you go What the .......!

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SpacemanSpiff 10/03/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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As always, it's different from the book. The setting is very interesting and creepy. That being said, like the book, it's not so much horror as I would have hoped, but certaining worth watching.

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Chris Kavan 05/11/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Cheap scare tactics never a good horror film make. Thought the premise is solid, The Bell Witch haunting is a good tale, it gets too schlocky for me. Plus, the explanation behind the haunting, while horrifying, didn't fit in this film.

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03/23/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

If you aren't a 13-year-old girl don't bother

Since most of the movie was utterly disappointing, I will start with the only positive aspect, Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek. Both of these actors played their part well and if it weren't for such a terrible story and generic scare tactics, they may have been able to save the movie. Alas, like many of the PG-13 horror films of today not even good acting can make up for a shady plot, bad directing and terrible editing. The film is based on the poltergeist story involving a family in rural Tennessee in the early 1800's. The story is filled with the garbled and incoherent dreams of seemingly possessed Betsy Bell, played by Rachel Hurd-Wood. In a movie built around a ghost story it was disappointing to see cheap scare tactics instead of making the movie all around eerie. I am not sure wh...

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