An American Haunting


1h 23m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Based on a true state-documented case that took place during the 1800s. Between the years 1818-1820, the Bell family of Red River, Tennessee was visited by an unknown presence that haunted the family and eventually caused the death of one of its members. What started as small sounds around the farm

Film Details

Also Known As
American Haunting, Bell Witch, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Agn Shipleys; BFL Canada; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Lipsync Post; MediaPro Pictures; Overseas Filmgroup; Panavision, Ltd.; Reel Skill Film Cutting; Shipleys; Technicolor
Distribution Company
After Dark Films/Freestyle Digital Media; After Dark Films; Bazuca; Belga Films; Calif; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Ctv International; DeAPlaneta; Distribution Company; Einhorn (Austria); Freestyle Digital Media; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Gussi Films; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Lizard Cinema Trade (Russia); Palace Films; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); SF Studios; Village Roadshow Greece; Vision
Location
Romania

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

Based on a true state-documented case that took place during the 1800s. Between the years 1818-1820, the Bell family of Red River, Tennessee was visited by an unknown presence that haunted the family and eventually caused the death of one of its members. What started as small sounds around the farm and the sighting of a black, yellow-eyed wolf escalated into physical brutality against certain family members and general psychological and physical torment. The attacks grew in strength, with the spirit slapping, pulling, dragging, and even beating the Bells' youngest daughter. Though no being could be seen, its effects were evident. It began to communicate with the family aurally, eventually through multiple voices that sounded like the wind. One message it communicated was a promise that one day it would kill one of the family members. The Bells searched for rational explanations and ways to rid their house of the evil chimera, but its presence persisted. Fearing that the haunting was caused by a local woman who had been branded a witch, the Bells tried desperately to find ways of undoing what they thought to be the woman's curse, presumably placed upon the family in retaliation for a land dispute. Despite their efforts the attacks escalated. It was not until a manuscript of the local schoolteacher, who lived on the property during the disturbance, was found in 1998 that the horrifying and shocking answer to what caused this haunting would finally be unveiled.

Crew

Andrei Alexandru

Assistant

Francois Allard

Electrician

Nick Allder

Special Effects Coordinator

Simon Allmark

Visual Effects Editor

Eugenio Alonso Yenes

Stunts

Kris Anderson

Visual Effects

Octavian Andreescu

Gaffer

Teodor Andreescu

Gaffer

Teodor Andreescu

Best Boy

Adina Andrei

Makeup Assistant

Dana Andreianu

Art Department

Angelo Anghelescu

Production Assistant

Gheorghe Anton

Electrician

Catalin Arsenie

Sound Department

Derrick Ashfield

Driver

John Attard

Visual Effects Supervisor

Liviu Balea

Electrician

Iona Barba

Seamstress Supervisor

Catalin Barbor

Rigging Electrician

Andra Barbuica

Script Supervisor

Cristian Barzoi

Electrician

Klemens Becker

Steadicam Operator

Bogdan Becleanu

Grip

Caroline Beliveau

Assistant Camera

Cristina Benu

Assistant

Cristi Berbec

Driver

Francis Bernard

Visual Effects

Mathieu Berube

Assistant Editor

Therese Berube

Script Supervisor

Adi Bichin

Driver

Sorin Biclineru

Driver

Adam Biddle

Director Of Photography

Adrian Biddle

Director Of Photography

Caroline Bisson

Assistant

Pierre Blain

Sound Mixer

Claudiu Boboc

Costumes

Alexandru Bobocel

Grip

Nathalie Boileau

Assistant

Andrei Boncea

Coproducer

Camelia Borcan

Makeup Assistant

Michel Bordeleau

Supervising Sound Editor

Martin Bouchard

Production Assistant

Pierre Bouchard

Assistant Director

Harry Boxell

Rigging Electrician

David Broadfoot

Special Effects Supervisor

Gavain Browne

Digital Effects Artist

Mihai Burtan

Camera Focus Puller

Nathalie Brigitte Bustos

Project Manager

Dana Campbell

Special Effects Technician

Claudine Carpentier

Sound Department

Simon Carr

Visual Effects Supervisor

Yannick Carrier

Visual Effects Editor

Steve Casey

Rigging Gaffer

Fraser Milner Casgrain

Legal Counsel

Daniel Cesar

Electrician

Suzanne Chan

Other

Pierre Chaput

Swing Gang

Cristina Chilu

Makeup Assistant

Gheorghe Chitu

Transportation Coordinator

Mario Choquette

Sound Effects Editor

Adam Christopher

Colorist

Daniel Ciobanu

Driver

Alex Ciocan

Colorist

Dana Cioplea

Camera

Domnica Circiumaru

Casting

Adrian Codoi

Location Assistant

Ruxandra Colceag

Choreographer

Tom Collier

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Collis

Visual Effects

Pascal Colpron

Concept Artist

Richard Comeau

Editor

Ruxandra Comsa

Assistant

Costel Constantin

Driver

Ioana Corciova

Art Director

Raul Cosma

Production Assistant

Mariana Cosner

Camera

Paul Cotterell

Adr

Daniel Coturbas

Grip

Pascal Courchesne

Best Boy

Jules Couturier

Security

Andrei Cretan

Camera Assistant

Ingrid Cristea

Assistant Director

Ricardo Cruz

Stunt Coordinator

Marc Cunnigham

Video Assist/Playback

Neil Cunningham

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter Cvijanovic

Digital Effects Artist

Andreea Dardea

Makeup Assistant

Caine Davidson

Music

John Davies

Security

Gary Davy

Casting Director

Kevin Day

Gaffer

Jerome Decarie

Foley Artist

Mathieu Decary

Assistant Camera

Marc Decloquement

Swing Gang

Francis Delia

Co-Executive Producer

Kelly Dent

Stunts

Marinel Dicu

Driver

Carmen Dima

Art Director

Nicolae Dima

Driver

Petricia Dinu

Driver

Robert Ditchburn

Assistant Director

Viorel Dobrescu

Driver

Cristi Dobrica

Driver

Elena Dodite

Wardrobe Assistant

Mark Dollery

Digital Effects Artist

Ed Douglas

Sound Effects Editor

Ed Douglas

Sound Designer

Elena Dragomir

Caterer

Ion Dragomir

Driver

Niculae Dragomir

Electrician

Victoria Dragomir

On-Set Dresser

Dumitru Dragut

Key Grip

Andrew Dudman

Music Scoring Mixer

Denys Dufresne

Assistant Sound Editor

Andrei Dumitru

Driver

Constantin Dumitru

Grip

Costica Dumitru

Grip

Joel Dumoulin

Tutor

Bertrand Dupuis

Key Grip

Steven Edwicker

Production Accountant

Ricky Farns

Special Effects Supervisor

Lucie Fernandes

Production Accountant

Johnny Feurer

Steadicam Operator

Paul Fister

Animal Wrangler

Natalie Fleurant

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Anick Fleury

Boom Operator

Corneliu Florea

Grip

Ion Florin

Electrician

Marie-neige Forget

Assistant Editor

Will Foxwell

Visual Effects

Allessandro Fracasi

Associate Producer

Simon Frame

Visual Effects Supervisor

Simon Franks

Executive Producer

Mirela Fraser

Wardrobe Assistant

Dave Freeth

Camera Operator

Florin Fugaciu

Security

Darren Fung

Assistant

Antoine Gagne

Digital Effects

Marc Gagnon

Sound Effects Editor

Nicholas Gagnon

Foley Artist

Christopher Gallagher

Production Accountant

Shaun Nicolas Gallagher

Foley Mixer

Massimo Gallizzi

Electrician

Joel Gariepy

Grip

Pat Garrett

Key Grip

Francois Gascon

Assistant Property Master

Radu George

Swing

Andrei Gheorghe

Carpenter

Tose Gheorghe

Driver

Cristu Viorel Ghigiu

Video Assist/Playback

George Ghiorghion

Driver

Alex Ghitulescu

Driver

François Girard

Visual Effects

Carmila Gittens

Special Effects Coordinator

Rejean Goderre

Hairdresser

Scott Goulding

Visual Effects

Gabi Gradinaru

Caterer

Maria Gradinaru

Caterer

Marie-pierre Grenier

Foley Artist

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Manuela Groscu

Hair Stylist

Benoit Groulx

Original Music

Stefanie Guadagnino

Assistant Editor

Laurent Alexis Guertin

Loader

Theodor Halacu Nicon

Assistant Director

Marian Haliu

Animal Wrangler

Nicky Hamilton

Makeup Artist

Katja Hollman

Visual Effects Supervisor

Zoltan Horkai

Animal Wrangler

Phil Howarth

Driver

George Hryszyn

Generator Operator

Daniel Huysmans

Property Master

Catalin Iacob

Driver

Ionel Iacov

Loader

Teodor Iacov

Video Assist/Playback

Marian Iancu

Driver

Georgica Ilie

Camera Focus Puller

Mihai Ilie

Construction Coordinator

Adrian Ion

Electrician

Viorel Ion

Electrician

Andreea Ionescu

Production Assistant

Sebastian Ionescu

Driver

Florin Viorel Ionita

Grip

Vasile Ispas

Propman

Adriana Itu

Assistant Director

Peter Ivanyi

Animal Wrangler

Sebastien Jacob

Digital Effects Artist

Gabriella Jacobs

Production Coordinator

Humphrey Jaeger

Production Designer

Rhodri James

Software Engineer

Rejean Juteau

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Zygi Kamasa

Executive Producer

Matthew Kuipers

Line Producer

Max Kuipers

Office Runner

Pierre Laberge

Production Manager

Philippe Langlois

Matte Painter

Pierre Laroche

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Isaac Layish

Digital Effects Artist

Florin Leau

Medic

Pier Lefebvre

Matte Painter

Film Details

Also Known As
American Haunting, Bell Witch, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Agn Shipleys; BFL Canada; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Lipsync Post; MediaPro Pictures; Overseas Filmgroup; Panavision, Ltd.; Reel Skill Film Cutting; Shipleys; Technicolor
Distribution Company
After Dark Films/Freestyle Digital Media; After Dark Films; Bazuca; Belga Films; Calif; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Ctv International; DeAPlaneta; Distribution Company; Einhorn (Austria); Freestyle Digital Media; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Gussi Films; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Lizard Cinema Trade (Russia); Palace Films; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); SF Studios; Village Roadshow Greece; Vision
Location
Romania

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 5, 2006

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2006

Released in United States November 2005

Based on the book "The Bell Witch: An American Haunting" written by Brent Monahan; published by St. Martin's Press March 1, 1997.

Literary Sale Date 05/16/2002

Released in United States Spring May 5, 2006

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2006

Released in United States November 2005 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (American Directions) November 3-13, 2005.)