An American Ghost Story

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"Some things are better left alone."
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.3  (1,320)

An American Ghost Story from 2012 is a horror movie that follows the life of Paul (Stephen Twardokus), a struggling screenwriter, who moves to a new house with his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) in the hopes of finding inspiration for his next script. Little do they know, the house they just moved into is haunted by the ghosts of its previous occupants.

The movie starts off slow, introducing us to the main characters and setting the stage for the horror to come. We get to see the house they just bought, an old Victorian-style mansion with a creepy basement and a strange history. As the couple settles into their new home, strange things begin to happen. Doors mysteriously close, footsteps can be heard in the middle of the night, and objects move by themselves.

At first, Paul is convinced that it's all in their heads and tries to brush off their experiences as mere imagination. But as the haunting grows more intense, and he starts to witness the ghostly apparitions himself, he becomes increasingly fearful for his and Stella's safety. The couple tries to leave the house, but the ghosts won't let them go, trapping them within its walls.

The ghosts are revealed to be a family that lived in the house before Paul and Stella arrived. The father, a mad scientist who was obsessed with creating life, conducted gruesome experiments in the basement of the house, leading to the death of his wife and child. Their angry spirits are now seeking revenge, and Paul and Stella are caught in the middle of their vengeful fury.

As the haunting becomes more aggressive, Paul realizes that the only way to escape the house is to finish his new screenplay, based on the ghostly events that are now unfolding around him. He locks himself in a room to write, using the terror he's experiencing as inspiration. Things come to a head in a climactic ending that sees the ghosts and the living coming face to face in a battle for survival.

Overall, An American Ghost Story is a classic haunted house movie that delivers on the scares, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats throughout. The acting isn't always top-notch, but the eerie atmosphere and the creepy setting make up for any shortcomings. The movie is a must-watch for horror fans who enjoy a good ghost story with plenty of jump scares and a hauntingly satisfying ending.

An American Ghost Story is a 2012 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

An American Ghost Story
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    1 hr 30 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.3  (1,320)