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An American Ghost Story (2012)

Revenant (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 1 October 2012 (USA)
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When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.

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Derek Cole
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Twardokus ... Paul
Liesel Kopp ... Stella
Jon Gale ... Skip
Wendy Haines ... Sue
Cain Clifton Cain Clifton ... Sam
Maureen McElroy Maureen McElroy ... Anna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shane Cole Shane Cole ... Ghost
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Paul Anderson (Stephen Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) move into a house that is well known for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer plans to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal. What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon takes a very dangerous turn. They quickly realize some things are better left alone, and what you can't see, can hurt you. Written by Stephen Twardokus and Derek Cole

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Ghost Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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The haunted house seen in the film is director Derek Cole's actual house. See more »

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Badly acted and poorly written, but still promising
20 August 2013 | by GregburnscdsSee all my reviews

This film epitomizes a couple of guys who really want to make a horror movie but don't have the patience to hone their craft into creating a well written script that is deftly acted. It's distracting how bad the lead guy is in this (not to mention that he's also the writer). In the hands of a better actor this would have been really effective.

The direction is challenging enough and there are some great moments that would have benefited even more with a better camera and a bigger budget.

In the end it's the details that does this film in. The lead guy never changes his clothes once in 90 days! He sleeps in the same t-shirt and jeans throughout the film. The end chase scene starts off really well but due to the low budget and a bad camera turns into a farce really quickly.

I know I'm being cynical in all of this, but this film can be enjoyed as a promising first effort from a couple of guys who want to make a good movie. They just need more education and skill to pull off what they attempt to.


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