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|A Haunting - Seasons 1-4|
Director: Paranormal Activity
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
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Deborah L. from MILL CREEK, WA
Reviewed on 2/19/2010...
I loved these scary stories. Well done.
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Scary and Thought Provoking Show without Gore
Admiralu | Camarillo, California United States | 01/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a fan of A Haunting when it ran on the Discovery channel and I was very sad to see them cancel this show. A Haunting was produced by New Dominion Pictures, who did the FBI Files and the New Detectives series that also ran on Discovery. For those who are not familiar with the show, A Haunting covers real life experiences of encounters with the paranormal. Interviews with people who experienced the paranormal activity are included. Some appear in shadow and the show is augmented by reenactments of their stories. What sets this show apart from others is the high quality production values and interview with both the individuals and the paranormal investigators who assisted them and shed light into their craft. The various methods of scientific study and differing types of hauntings, demons, phantoms and etc. are fascinating. This show is scary, (scarier than many horror movies, it was so well produced) there is no gore, but the atmosphere is extremely creepy. If you watch some of these episodes late at night, they can give people bad dreams, as seveal of my coworkers will attest. It is so well done, that the actors simply blend into the roles. There are four seasons in this set. I will share some of my favorites.
Hell House - A demon story featuring the renowned Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the scariest shows of the entire series.
Gateway to Hell - A haunted nightclub built on the site of an old slaughterhouse by the Licking River which flows true north. Another one of the scariest of the series.
Hungry Ghosts - A house in Taiwan that was built to curse its inhabitants. Another series scariest.
Where Demons Dwell - A young boy is tormented by a deomonic presence and Ed and Lorraine Warren are called in. Very creepy!
Ghost Solider - A haunted photograph complicates a lonley woman's life when she finds not one but two spirits.
Fear House - A house that sends many of its occupants fleeing. One former resident attempts to help another family before its too late.
The Unleashed - A man plays with witchcraft and suffers the consequences. Very scary.
Wheatsheaf Horror - A a spirit haunting a pub in Britain attacks those within and a psychic faces her own fears.
The Possessed - A paranormal investigator becomes possessed herself and seeks help from legendary demonolgist John Zaffis. One of the the scariest of the entire series.
The Apartment - The spirits of a drug dealer and his victim haunt a young couple and terrify a psychic.
Where Evil Lurks - A family discovers that their house is a portal to hell. When one demon is banished another takes its place. Another scary one.
Casa De Los Muertos - A famous musician with the gift of sense battles a deadly ghost. I won't give away the twist of this story. Another creepy tale.
Legend Trippers - Teens are fascinated by an eerie legend in an old cemetery. Sereral groups who experienced the haunting are profiled.
A Haunting is an excellent show that will make you think twice about how to perceive the world. It is also interesting to see how the people handled what they experienced. Some turned to their faith, others turned away and many who did not believe in the paranormal now do."
Brendan Urlich | Auckland, New Zealand | 11/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd set is awesome,and it does have the scary factor that would put holly wood horror movies to shame,very well made documentries,excellent."
Creepy supernatural series based on true events
z hayes | TX | 07/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Discovery Channel's "A Haunting" Seasons 1-4 contains some of the creepiest stories I've ever seen reenacted on screen, all of which are based on actual events. The series is in a docu-drama format, i.e. the reenactments are done using actors, props etc, but these scenes are then interspersed with interviews with those who actually experienced the hauntings, paranormal investigators, etc. This format makes for a compelling series that keeps viewers engaged throughout the various episodes.
The episode list is as follows:
The Haunting of Summerwind
Echoes from the Grave
Lake Club Horror
Gateway to Hell
Where Demons Dwell
House of the Dead
A Haunting in Florida
A Haunting in Ireland
The Wheatsheaf Horror
The Dark Side
Spirits of the Dead
Where Evil Lurks
Echoes of the Past
Stalked by Evil
Casa De Los Muertos
Monster in the Apartment
I have various favorites in the series, from Seasons 1-4.The production values are above average, and though the special effects are not extraordinary, the episodes are highly atmospheric, conveying a real sense of menace and dread, and inciting sympathy for the victims. The discounted price here on Amazon for all four seasons makes this DVD set a value buy. Highly recommended and a must-buy for fans of supernatural-themed shows."