An American Haunting (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, History, Horror

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Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.




  • Sissy Spacek in An American Haunting (2005)
  • Zoltan Horkai in An American Haunting (2005)
  • Rachel Hurd-Wood in An American Haunting (2005)
  • Rachel Hurd-Wood in An American Haunting (2005)
  • Zoltan Horkai in An American Haunting (2005)
  • Donald Sutherland in An American Haunting (2005)

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18 March 2007 | ccthemovieman-1
| Sound, Visuals Overwhelm Weaker Story
I really don't have any major complaints about the film except it was more of a visual-audio experience than a memorable story. That makes me wonder how times I would watch this, since I already own a lot of great visual movies. Cinematography-wise, this film reminded me a bit of Sleepy Hollow, but not quite as dramatically filmed as that. There also is excellent 5.1surround sound in here. Being a ghost story, and one that is trying to scare the viewer here and there, sudden jolts of sound is important and utilized well here.

I also appreciated this was done without almost any profanity and with famous actors like Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek. I expected some Bible-bashing since that's normally the case in these ghost or witch stories, but it wasn't bad here. However, the "surprise" almost political-correctness ending didn't really surprise me, considering how films are these days.

A decent movie but 50-50 whether I would watch it again.

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Release Date:

5 May 2006



Country of Origin

UK, Canada, Romania, USA

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,380,000 7 May 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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