The trailer and website emerged for the new period ghost story An American Haunting last week, and already the first review for the film has popped up at aintitcool.com following its recent AFM screening.
Starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland as the mother and father of a family tormented by some very mischievous and naughty spirits (based on the true story of the Bell Witch), hopes are pretty high for this film, and thankfully the reviewer seems to agree;
Is An American Haunting scary? Yes. Definitely. The movie has very few special effects, with no little girls with long black hair, no people crawling on the ceiling, no white faced little boy.
It's neither a remake nor a ripoff of an Asian horror movie. That's like an action movie with no wire-fu. Very nice. "
Set for a January 1st 2006 US release, An American Haunting was written and directed by Courtney Solomon and also stars Rachel Hurd-Wood and James D’Arcy. See the trailer over at the official website.
“In 1818, on a small farm in Tennessee, a family was changed forever. Having just settled there… they had nowhere to go! For three years it haunted them. For three years it tortured them. And then it killed one of them.
Based on true events, the only case in US history, where a spirit caused the death of a man. For 200 years it has been an unsolved mystery… Until now.
Academy Award Winner - Sissy Spacek. Golden Globe Award Winner - Donald Sutherland; An American Haunting"