An American Haunting Reviews

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February 14, 2020
A bad movie, that I assure you is a waste of time. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 6, 2019
Guaranteed to keep you up at night with every light in the house on, An American Haunting is the best haunt we've had in a long time.
May 13, 2009
April 19, 2009
The frights are few and the moment of horrific revelation is a big letdown in writer/director Courtney Solomon's cinematic treatment of Brent Monahan's novel "The Bell Witch: An American Haunting."
July 14, 2007
July 2, 2007
it becomes haunted by the unwelcome presence of heavy-handedness, making it seem more like a busy domestic melodrama (with a ghost) than a truly unnerving chiller.
March 24, 2007
Takes the most documented ghost story in history and doesn't create one truly scary moment.
December 30, 2006
August 23, 2006
This is proof that it doesn't take lots of bloody gore, big special effects or jump-at-you moments to scare jaded audiences.
June 3, 2006
It really is fun to watch yet another oddball turn by Sutherland, and a marginally restrained one from Spacek. It's just not that fun.
June 3, 2006
Director Courtney Solomon's script is a catalogue of the standard Exorcist-style special effects, hammered home by Caine Davidson's musical score, one of the most irritating and nerve-wracking assemblies of noise in movie history.
June 3, 2006
Disappointing horror film which fails to generate any suspense or horror and is occasionally downright laughable.
June 3, 2006
June 3, 2006
This allegedly true tale of demonic possession is weighed down by period detail and ponderous storytelling, which soon get the better of its Exorcist-inspired levitations, flying crucifixes and noisy poltergeist activity.
June 3, 2006
Unoriginal and unrelenting, this gothic ghost story invests too much time in banging doors and billowing drapes and not enough in its characters.
June 3, 2006
Although [director Solomon] has some great ideas, they are limited, and we are therefore treated to repeats of the same basic scenario over and over again until the effect becomes tedious.
June 3, 2006
A collection of cheap jump-scares and tacky clichd imagery that we've seen a million times before.
June 3, 2006
Labeled by some as 'America's Greatest Ghost Story,' the legendary Bell Witch gets herself another movie and the result is far from America's Greatest Ghost Movie.
June 3, 2006
An American Haunting utterly stultifies the thrilling Bell Witch legend on which the film is based; the most disturbing ghost here is the wraith of opportunity lost.
June 3, 2006
It's less An American Haunting than American humdrum.
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