An American Haunting Synopsis
Terrifying events plague a Tennessee family in 1817 after being cursed by a fellow citizen.
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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...
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70

Film Threat

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Yet another light weight PG-13 film that poses rather well as an honest to goodness horror film.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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...
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60

Variety

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A well-made, good-looking movie it is, but between the non-stop tumult and the sense of deliberateness about its period authenticity, An...
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Throughout the film, doors slam, windows shatter and poor, battered Betsy wakes up screaming with tiresome regularity; even Sutherland...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The unnecessarily famous cast for such a standard, creaking, fake-spooky ghost story (with Bible verses thrown in for good measure).
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
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.
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38

New York Post

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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.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
This is the type of movie that you should be getting for free on television.
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12

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An American Haunting sets the bar at a new low: It makes ''The Blair Witch Project" look like a masterpiece of world cinema.
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What the devil?!

By duzzie19
Any possible analysis of this movie would be illegitimate due to the incoherence of the plot, and furthermore complete lack thereof. It is no surprise that this attempted horror flick did not make...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense terror sequences and thematic material
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Incoherent and very grim curse/sex abuse story.
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