Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Movie Spotlight: The Bell Witch Haunting

The Bell Witch Haunting is a 2013 found footage movie starring Laura Alexandra Ramos, Ted Jonas, Andrew Hellenthal, and Cat Alter.  When I checked the movie's IMDB page, I thought it was probably a bad sign that Ramos is the only actor not listed as uncredited, but I watched it anyway.  It's also a bad sign that the characters in the movie are having a pool party in Tennessee in January, but who says logic has a place in horror movies? ; )  The paranormal stuff makes more sense than the normal stuff in the movie...for example, why are girls taking their tops off at a wintertime pool party that some of their parents are attending, and why do the teenage girls in the movie sleep in just a bra and panties...in January?  (And when did girls start sleeping in their underwear when they have a friend spend the night? I've had sleepovers with friends before, and we slept in pajamas like normal people.)

The movie is about the Sawyer family, who move to Adams, Tennessee and soon begin being harassed by the Bell Witch (a paranormal entity who haunted the property in the 1800s),  probably because the family is so irritating that she just wants to get them out of the house so a less annoying family can move in.  Less than half an hour into the movie, I was already rooting for the Bell Witch to kill these people.  The movie had more funny moments than scary moments, the funniest being when the text "January 21th 2011" and January 22th 2011" appeared on the screen.  Really?!  Even little kids know that it should be "21st" and "22nd"...and that there should be a comma between the date and the year.

My rating: 4/10 (I was going to give it a 5 since it made me laugh, but I had to take a point off for the 21th and 22th thing.)

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