The Haunted (1991)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Haunted House Film, Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Haunted is a Fox Network TV-movie purportedly based on eyewitness testimony. The story goes that in the mid-1980s, the Smurl family of Pittston, Pennsylvania began noticing something askew in their four-bedroom Victorian home. Apparently there are agents of Satan at work, bedeviling the family and smashing the crockery. None of the Smurls believes in ghosts--"until," as the ad copy for this film proclaims, "they have no choice." Since this film was shown on Fox, the "standards and practices" people were a wee more lax than they would have been on another network; hence the "Parental Discretion Advised" tag on the film's original telecast. The Haunted is some distance removed from believability, but stars Sally Kirkland and Jeffrey DeMunn seem to be having a high old time playing scared.

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demonic-possession, family, demon, fear, ghost, haunted-house, home, occult, poltergeist, possession, supernatural-forces, church, claim, help, battle [war]