An American Haunting Review
Written by: Alex
I just saw this movie last night at a second run theatre. While it's not "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", horror fans might find it to be an interesting piece of work. Like recent horror pictures, there is a major twist at the end, but it's not an easy one to decipher. Thought must be applied if one truly wants to make sense of the events that happen throughout the film.
I found the movie to be watchable, but never truly engaging since it relies on too much demonic possession movie cliches. We've seen this type of stuff before and wish for something new. The rating for this movie is "PG-13", but borders on a light "R" due to intense scary moments and sexual suggestions.
It must be said that the film opens in the present and flashes back to the 1800's for the main story. The director makes a mistake of frequently cutting between the two time periods. Doing so weakens the momentum of the main storyline. Regardless, this film in not without interest and if you like your horror movies to have some "brainfood", then this one should satisfy your feast. Just don't expect a really good horror film.