AN ENGLISH HAUNTING (2020) Reviews and overview

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An English Haunting is a 2020 British supernatural horror film about ghostly events in a vast old manor house.

Written, produced and directed by Charlie Steeds (The Barge People; Winterskin; House of Violent DesireEscape from Cannibal Farm), the Dark Temple Motion Pictures production stars David Lenik (The Curse of Halloween Jack; Robert Reborn; Winterskin), Tessa Wood (The Last House on Cemetery Lane), Barrington De La Roche and Emma Spurgin Hussey (The Curse of Hobbes House; The Barge People).

Plot:

In 1960s England, Blake Cunningham and his alcoholic mother are forced to move into the mysterious Clemonte Hall, a vast isolated manor house, to care for his dying grandfather who resides in the attic room.

Soon, ghostly goings-on fills the house with dread, as it becomes apparent grandfather’s illness may have a supernatural cause that can only be cured by uncovering the terrifying secrets of the house and its dark history…

Release:

An English Haunting is released on DVD in the UK by High Fliers Films on 27th April 2020.

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Buy DVD: Amazon.co.uk

Reviews:

“The movie’s pace is deliberately slow and leaves time for the ‘onion skin’ of the story – the truth about Aubrey, the strange figure outside and the equally unusual one within – to gradually present itself. Michael Lloyd’s graceful, static camerawork – for much of the time anyway – adds to the stillness of the film.” Bloody Flicks

“It had a well-written story surrounding all the events too with the recent separation of Blake’s parents that made this one of my more favorite B movie releases recently. It wasn’t too long of a movie but they truly put a lot of effort and work into this film and it truly does show they are passionate for their craft.” Crypt Teaze

“For a while it has the look and feel of a decent Sunday night BBC ghost story, with a couple of fashionable jump scares and authentic performances. It’s stronger, like many of these things, in its quieter build-up than it is when the final half-hour goes full-tilt melodrama – complete with sledgehammers, musical nods to The Omen, possession and a big fire.” Horrorscreams Videovault

” …this is a slow burn of a story, with flashes of terror strewn throughout, almost as if to put the audience on edge as much as the film’s characters. It truly does feel like a huge departure for Steeds, at least in terms of story – but then it also shows just how well-rounded Steeds, both as writer and director, is.” Nerdly

” …many viewers may be ahead of the film a few steps and know where things are heading, although some supporting developments (ala Ari Aster) provide the film with a surprising and not overly explained sinister side act. And the ending is welcomely downplayed and rather downbeat…” UK Film Review

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” …a superior haunted house film. Graham Plowman’s score accentuates the happening perfectly and adds a final layer of polish. It’s just too bad it starts to come off the rails at the end.” Voices from the Balcony

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Cast and characters:

David Lenik … Blake Cunningham
Tessa Wood … Margot Clemonte
Barrington De La Roche … Aubrey Clemonte
Emma Spurgin Hussey … Marian Clark
Jéssica Alonso … Anne Harper
Rory Wilton … Gordon Cunningham
Swainley Whipps Eden-Entwistle … Driver
Richard D. Myers … The Three Kings (as Richard Myers)
Klay Mobius Trip … The Three Kings
Mark Jones … The Three Kings

Trailer:

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