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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. Read full review
Yet another light weight PG-13 film that poses rather well as an honest to goodness horror film. Read full review
There are jolts galore in a movie stuffed with the basic tricks of the evil-spirit trade - banging noises in the attic, slamming doors and windows, spinning clocks, shaking beds, rabid beasts, disappearing children and the occasional moment of eyeball-rolling possession. Read full review
A well-made, good-looking movie it is, but between the non-stop tumult and the sense of deliberateness about its period authenticity, An American Haunting produces a lot of screaming, crying and cruelty, but not much drama. Read full review
Throughout the film, doors slam, windows shatter and poor, battered Betsy wakes up screaming with tiresome regularity; even Sutherland appears bored by it all. Read full review
The unnecessarily famous cast for such a standard, creaking, fake-spooky ghost story (with Bible verses thrown in for good measure). Read full review
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. Read full review
Its images came from a dusty box in the horror-movie attic, and the attic is where the entire picture will be in a month. Read full review
This is the type of movie that you should be getting for free on television. Read full review
An American Haunting sets the bar at a new low: It makes ''The Blair Witch Project" look like a masterpiece of world cinema. Read full review
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