May 5, 2006
Genre(s): Horror, Thriller
An American Haunting moves between present-day times and the 19th century. It links the story of a girl and her mother dealing with strange dreams to the story of the Bell Witch. In the 19th century, a man named John Bell gets into a conflict with a notorious witch named Kate Batts. Soon after, Bell and his daughter, Betsy, experience strange occurrences. They believe Batts has cursed them. The complete story comes to light as it is revealed to Betsy that these happenings were warnings for her to remember sexual abuse inflicted by her father. Betsy poisons her father, rids herself of the hauntings, and the story returns to present day where Betsy appears and warns the mother that her ex-husband is also an abuser.