Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    38
    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.
  2. 30
    I'm guessing Donald Sutherland agreed to do this tedious horror flick because he heard Sissy Spacek was on board, and Spacek agreed to do it because she heard Sutherland was on board.
  3. This is the type of movie that you should be getting for free on television.
  4. 25
    Never remotely frightening.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    12
    An American Haunting sets the bar at a new low: It makes ''The Blair Witch Project" look like a masterpiece of world cinema.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Sep 26, 2012
    9
    unusually creepy, this film gives some high-profile J-horror remakes a run for their money, it is scary, the cast is rather fitting, and it has a relatively solid plot. Full Review »
  2. Sep 1, 2014
    5
    Not a typical horror flick, An American Haunting gives a creepy interesting look at hauntings in the 19th century. Despite being heavily cut short, Sutherland and Spacek both give more than adequate performances. Full Review »
  3. Oct 12, 2012
    9
    i sat down expecting another direct-to-dvd sh*tfest, instead, i was totally and absolutely blindsided, this is a solid effort that is far better than everyone else says it is - samarathenymph xoxo Full Review »