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An American Haunting (2005)Based on the true events. In 2006, in Red River, Tennessee, a teenager has frequent nightmares. Her mother reads an old letter from 1817 written by her ancestor, Lucy Bell. After a dispute of lands judged by the church, her husband John Bell is cursed by his opponent Kathe Batts, who has a fame of being a witch. From this moment on, an entity threatens John and her daughter Betsy Bell, attacking the girl during the nights.Keywords:
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Directors of "An American Haunting (2005)"Courtney SolomonBirthdate: 1 September 1971, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Creators of "An American Haunting (2005)"Brent MonahanCourtney SolomonBirthdate: 1 September 1971, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Critic Reviews of "An American Haunting (2005)"Time OutJune 03, 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.AV ClubMay 12, 2006
It's never an encouraging sign when a horror movie based on a true story fatally lacks the verisimilitude of, say, Alone In The Dark.Ebert & RoeperMay 08, 2006
This is one of the more annoying, irritating, obnoxiously un-scary scary movies in recent memory.San Francisco ChronicleMay 05, 2006
This is the type of movie that you should be getting for free on television.Newark Star-LedgerMay 05, 2006
There's thunder and lightning and wall-to-wall music. But it still doesn't add up to much of a movie.New York PostMay 05, 2006
The dark force behind this movie is the relentless power of cliche.ColeSmithey.comApril 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."Eye for FilmJuly 02, 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.UGOMarch 24, 2007
Takes the most documented ghost story in history and doesn't create one truly scary moment.Hollywood.comAugust 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.BBC.comJune 03, 2006
Unoriginal and unrelenting, this gothic ghost story invests too much time in banging doors and billowing drapes and not enough in its characters.Sacramento News & ReviewJune 03, 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.
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