TELESCOPE Find international film
Browse All Films

Advanced Options

 

An American Haunting

✭ ✭   Read critic reviews

United Kingdom, Canada, Romania

2005

Rated PG-13 • 1h 23m

Director Courtney Solomon

Starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, James D'Arcy, Gaye Brown

Genre Horror, Thriller

Play Trailer
Play Trailer
 
Add to watchlist
Add to my Watchlist

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

X

Stream An American Haunting

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

Be the first to comment about this film.

WHAT ARE CRITICS SAYING?

40

The New York Times by

An American Haunting purports to be based on a documented event, although most of its inspiration has been drawn from the empty well of "The Exorcist" and its progeny.
40

Los Angeles Times by Gene Seymour

At times, the narrative thread slips the movie's grasp and there are flat spots in which characters just scream and thrash. Given what its ending aims for (don't ask), such interludes feel flabby and gratuitous even with Sutherland and Spacek providing gravitas to the ghoulishness.
50

TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

Throughout the film, doors slam, windows shatter and poor, battered Betsy wakes up screaming with tiresome regularity; even Sutherland appears bored by it all.
40

L.A. Weekly by Paul Malcolm

Despite their appeal to patriotic horror fans, the makers of An American Haunting end up doing more harm than good to domestic fright production.
70

The Hollywood Reporter by Sheri Linden

Solomon crafts a quality horror piece from strong performances and effects. The chief disappointment of An American Haunting is that it doesn't exploit more opportunities for the sublime subtlety of performances by Sissy Spacek and, especially, Donald Sutherland.

USERS WHO LIKED THIS FILM ALSO LIKED