"When the door between the spirit world and ours is opened, the stuff of nightmares becomes reality". That's according to the introduction of this series which dramatizes the "true" stories of people who have been haunted.
In this docu-drama, the actual people who have experienced the paranormal recount their stories on-camera, as the frightening events of their stories are re-enacted. (Fearing ridicule, some of the witnesses are shown only in silhouette.) Filmed in a very cinematic style, "A Haunting" sets out to frighten, providing a few genuine chills in most episode. Many of the stories contain common elements (moving into an old house where people have died, spirits attaching themselves to young children) and a predictable ending (spirit possession or, as often as not, the staging of an exorcism).
"A Haunting" began as two specials ("Connecticut" and "Georgia") before being turned into a series.