An American Haunting

Now, I have to say initially that this is not a bad movie. It has good performances and it’s sufficiently creepy, and my problem with the movie is not really with the movie itself.

But I don’t want to give too much away here, so I will warn you if I say anything plot revealing.

An American Haunting is supposed to be based on the only recorded instance where a spirit caused the death of another person.

Now, to anyone who sees this movie. Is it not completely obvious what is going on here? I mean, if these are the events that happened could they not be explained away in minutes.

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Is it just me or is it obvious that the daughter is faking everything so that there is enough commotion in the house to keep her father from molesting her? And the day after he dies the poltergeist suddenly stops showing up.

Will someone please let me know if I missed something, or if you agree I am right on target?

I don’t understand how this even grew to a legend.