User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 45
  2. Negative: 23 out of 45

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  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.
  2. Sep 26, 2012
    9
    there is immense creepy fun to be had with this haunted house flick, it is incredibly enjoyable
  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
  4. Sep 26, 2012
    10
    well-acted, scary, and it looks lovely.
  5. Sep 26, 2012
    10
    cool and incredibly scary.
  6. Sep 26, 2012
    10
    creepy as hell, i enjoyed this so much, it puts supposed 'horror' films like the grudge, the others, and insidious to shame, this does what all of them don't.
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: Felix Vasques Jr.
    70
    Yet another light weight PG-13 film that poses rather well as an honest to goodness horror film.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    60
    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.