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Haunted (1995)




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Based on the best-selling novel by James Herbert, Haunted is a throw-back to the days when atmosphere in horror pictures was more important than gore. David (Aidan Quinn), a renowned parapsychologist at Sussex University and disbeliever in the supernatural who spends much of his time exposing paranormal hoaxes, travels at the request of his childhood nanny to a reputedly haunted house in the lonely English moors. There he finds a creepy family of eccentrics, the apparent ghost of his sister who drowned in childhood, and a series of occurrences that cause him to doubt his own sanity. Beautifully photographed and well acted, with terrific direction by Lewis Gilbert, Haunted provides plenty of chills without ever resorting to pyrotechnics to carry it along; in all, an excellent, refreshingly old-fashioned horror film.more
Rating: R (nudity, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Tim Prager, Robert Kellett, Lewis Gilbert, Timothy Prager, Bob Kellett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 26, 2000
Hallmark Entertainment


Aidan Quinn
as David Ash
Kate Beckinsale
as Christina Mariell
Anthony Andrews
as Robert Mariell
John Gielgud
as Dr. Doyle
Anna Massey
as Nanny Tess
Alex Lowe
as Simon Mariell
Victoria Shalet
as Juliet Ash
Linda Bassett
as Madame Brontski
Liz Smith
as Old Gypsy Woman
Hilary Mason
as Elderly Lady
Peter England
as Young David
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Critic Reviews for Haunted

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 28, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Tedious haunted house movie.

August 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

July 21, 2005

August 16, 2003

September 7, 2002
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Audience Reviews for Haunted

At no point was I un-entertained, so I guess that's good. Nothing scary, in fact I found it in the Drama section (even though it has everything to do with ghosts). I was surprised to see Kate Beckinsale show skin...must have been one of her first movies or something.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer


Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

What makes a great ghost story? Its ability to send shivers down your spine and make you want to sleep with the lights on. The Haunting (1963) is a great ghost story. The Haunted is a good ghost story. The story itself is interesting, despite having some flaws. The frights are too few and manages to elicit only a few goosebumps. Quinn plays a guy who has lost his twin sister in a horrible accident at such a young age. Fast forward many years, and he is now a psych. professor who is a skeptic of all things supernatural and goes around debunking frauds. He finally learns that ghosts may really exist, and he is in jeopardy. There are a few special effects that appear quite cheesy, especially toward the end. Overall, a relatively unknown (at least, I've never heard of it prior to catching it on Encore) film worth seeing if you enjoy ghost stories, but you will be able to sleep well afterwards.

nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

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