Upcoming Bell Witch horror film An American Haunting has had its release dates set for the UK and the US, with the film opening on 7th April in the UK from Redbus and May 5th in the US from Freestyle Releasing.
Starring Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland and Rachel Hurd-Wood, An American Haunting is based on "The Bell Witch Haunting" novel by Brent Monahan and deals with a 19th Century American family who are plagued by the presence of a cruel and noisy spirit.
We were lucky enough to catch a preview of this film last week (review coming soon), and although suffering from a weak script, the film certainly looks very good (this is one of the last two films cinematographer Adrian Aliens Biddle worked on, the other being V For Vendetta), and has one or two great scare moments of spooky ghosts.
“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."