An American Haunting

Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
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  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 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 11 out of 22
  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 itunusually 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. Feb 22, 2015
    6
    Academy award winners Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek and Rachel Hurd-Wood, star in a not so scary but very entertaining film, that was basedAcademy award winners Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek and Rachel Hurd-Wood, star in a not so scary but very entertaining film, that was based on a true story? here's the deal if you want to make a good horror film then at least have the potential to make good scare sequences. Writer and director Courtney Solomon has made a spine-chilling script and the effects in addition the cinematography is smooth. In case your wondering, this is based of a book by Brent Monahan ("The Bell Witch: An American Haunting") if your interested in reading the book go a head it's probably better then the movie. Grade C+ Full Review »
  3. 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 cutNot 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 »