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).


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…


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


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“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


” …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


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


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