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A Haunting in Georgia
A Haunting in Georgia
Actor: Narrated by Tony Call
Director: Jeff Fine
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 34min

As Seen On The Discovery Channel — Based on true events, A Haunting in Georgia is the chilling story of four-year-old Heidi and her imaginary friends Mr. Gordy and Con. As Heidi reveals mysterious details about the two, her...  more »

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Actor: Narrated by Tony Call
Director: Jeff Fine
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Documentary
Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 09/30/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

John B. (FilmFanwithCat) from MENLO PARK, CA
Reviewed on 5/5/2012...
Being a Fan of "Ghost Whisperer"
(from 2005 to 2011)
{{...and , a Fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt, especially!}}
...i find this kind of documentary fascinating.
Take some time away from those stale, common,
action flicks , and be thrilled by this Look
into The World Beyond.
Is It REAL, what they say ? !
( C'mon, let's watch This Once More,sam. ) ~San Francisco, film~fan~man

Movie Reviews

Creepy and unforgettable...Heidi Wyrick inspires
Kristin J. Johnson | Hilo, Hawaii | 12/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recommend buying The Veil: Heidi Wyrick's Story The Veil to find out all the details this haunting documentary doesn't reveal (because of time constraints and storytelling).

As it is, this documentary can stand on its own. I caught this on the Discovery Channel by accident and was stunned to realize this was the same family from "Mr. Gordy's Ghost" in Unsolved Mysteries: Ghosts Unsolved Mysteries.

I have nothing but respect for the Wyrick family and especially Heidi, who innocently befriended a man long dead. Their faith and fortitude are sorely tested by the bizarre occurrences and by the spirits---some good, some neutral, and some downright evil--that are drawn to Heidi.

The staging, as with the rest of this series, is definitely Hollywood and calculated for effect, but it works, it makes you keep watching. The narrators achieve the right somber tone. The actor playing "Mr. Gordy" as well as the one playing "Con" tug at your heart, they are so believable.

And the actor playing the menacing "dark figure" (shadow person) that terrorized Heidi deserves his/her kudos for being convincingly creepy. In every scene with the dark figure, I had to cover my eyes for a moment (there's a moment in the DVD when Heidi is following the ghost of a little girl, and the dark figure appears casually in one room Heidi passes in a blink-and-miss-it moment).

But it is Heidi that shines in this documentary with her vulnerability and her strength. It was also nice to see Dr. William Roll of "Unsolved Mysteries" fame."
A little slow, but good.
Amy L. Butler | 10/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This segment of A Haunting was a little slow, but really good. I enjoy having it in my collection. If you like the series, you will like this one."
An intimate and informative look at a most unusual haunting
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 05/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This second of two pilot episodes for Discovery Channel's A Haunting - Seasons 1-4 series is unlike any of the show's episodes - indeed, it is unlike any other ghost investigation I have ever seen. This truly is the family's story; not only do they recount their experiences via interviews, they reenact those experiences themselves (with the exception of the little girl who plays Heidi as a young child). It makes for a surprisingly personal viewing experience. One of the most moving scenes involves the family members being anointed and prayed over in their church - and I suspect that was the real deal rather than a reenactment. It's certainly possible, as this family was still very much dealing with the haunting at the time of filming.

A Haunting in Georgia revolves around young Heidi, who came to acquire a new "friend" soon after her family moved into their current home. This was a kindly old man named Mr. Gordy whom four-year-old Heidi came to love very much. Heidi's parents dismissed Mr. Gordy at first, thinking he was just a product of their daughter's imagination, but events played out in such a way that doubt and then fear came to define the family's experience. Heidi began seeing other entities, including a man wearing a blood-stained shirt and sporting an injured hand and a dark and shadowy figure that scared her very much. In time, the entities in the house make themselves known to other members of the family, physically scratching Heidi and her father at one point. That's when the family decides that they have to do something, first turning to parapsychologist Dr. William G. Roll. Roll looks for scientific explanations for hauntings, and - even though he can't explain the scratch marks on Heidi and her father - blames the family's paranormal experiences on a strange combination of localized positive ions, place memory, and - later on - innate psychic abilities in several family members.

Not surprisingly, Dr. Rolle's "just ignore it" advice does nothing to alleviate the family's problems, so they turn elsewhere for help. No definitive answers are forthcoming, as one psychic's "ghosts" are another psychic's "demonic entities." The rest of the video basically looks at how the family is coping with the frightening situation more than ten years after it began. You can't help but feel sorry for Heidi. As if having to endure all of these strange and frightening experiences weren't bad enough on its own, she has to deal with the ridicule of her classmates and local citizens once the story gets out. This is not the kind of localized or poltergeist activity that ends up with the spirits being vanquished or the family abandoning their home, and that really sets A Haunting in Georgia apart from other documentaries on the subject of ghosts.

This isn't the most exciting or creepy ghost story you'll ever watch and hear, but its differences from the norm make it quite interesting. And for those skeptics out there, A Haunting in Georgia spends a significant percentage of its ninety-four minutes discussing possible scientific explanations for the haunting. If you just want to hear a good, juicy true ghost story, this probably won't be what you're looking for. Those with a serious interest in ghosts and spirits, however, should find this to be a most compelling and unusual case indeed."