As Seen On The Discovery Channel — The day Karen and Ed Parker move into their dream home, ominous clues of its chilling funeral parlor past greet them: crucifixes on doors, toe tags and coffin keys in the basement. Their 1... more »4-year-old son, Paul, claims he sees apparitions and hears voices. Soon, the house is plagued by dark forces that torment the entire family, and it will take a desperate call to Edward and Lorraine Warren--investigators of the Amityville haunting--to offer any hope of relief.« less
William J. (billystan3) from AUBURN, NY Reviewed on 10/20/2015...
Where on earth can you find a movie so boring and poorly made that you throw it away. This is supposedly a "Documentary" about "A Real Haunting." For the Discovery Channel to have put out such garbage they had to have been extremely desperate. If it were possible I would give this a negative rating of -5 stars but we know that isn't possible.
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John B. (FilmFanwithCat) from MENLO PARK, CA Reviewed on 5/5/2012...
Be a Fan of "Ghost Whisperer"
((and Jennifer Love Hewitt, especially))
i enJoy this Look into the Other Side.
Take a "break" from those standard , action, flicks,
and consider whether this story might be
REAL ! ?
(Keep the Film going, sam.) ~San Francisco guy
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Marleen M. from WHEELING, WV Reviewed on 4/1/2010...
Just the thought of moving into a former funeral home is enought to scare me. This a good documentary that will give you chills.
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Witch D. (WitchDust) from SAVANNAH, TN Reviewed on 10/30/2009...
The day Karen & Ed Parker move into their dream home,ominous clues of its chilling funeral parlor past greet them:crucifixes on doors,toe tags and coffin keys in the basement. Their 14-year old son Paul,claims he sees apparitions and hears voices. Soon, the house is plagued by dark forces that torment the entire family, and it will take a desperate call to Edward and Lorraine Warren-investigators of the Amityville haunting-to offer any hope of relief.
NOTE:This is the Documentary that inspired the hit film "The Haunting in Connecticut". This DVD is the original story shown on the Discovery Channel years before the movie was made. It's very SCARY & an excellent movie that will send chills down your spine & make your heart jump! I give it a 5 star rating & that's saying a lot from someone who actually lives in a haunted house. :)
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Teresa C. from ROCKFORD, MI Reviewed on 8/15/2009...
good movie , older version of what is out now. but good
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M. Lawlor | 09/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A Haunting in Connecticut and A Haunting in Georgia were the two pilot episodes which led to the Discovery Channel series "A Haunting". Don't let that scare you away though because A Haunting in Connecticut is the best of the series, bar none. It's a story about a family who's teenage son gets cancer and to get him closer to his doctors they move to a house in Connecticut. When arriving at the house the parents, and eventually the children, realize that the house is a former funeral home, in which the previous owners still lurk in the basement!"
Another great one from Discovery Channel's Hauntings
guineapigs | wa | 08/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I also love this one, just as much as a Haunting in Ga. like my other review. This one is the scarier of the two, though they both are pretty scary. I actaully read the book it's based on (In a Dark Place) in H.S. needless to say, it scared the HELL out of me! So, I'll let you guess how scary the documentary is! This one like a Haunting in Ga., also has real characters and a great story line. A family moves into a house that used to be funeral home,and strange things start happening to the boys who sleep in the basement. This one is so scary! Also, you finally get to see what the investigator saw when he comes to the house. Unlike, the tv version where he just talks about what he saw. If you want a great ghost story, also order this one! Warning: Don't show this to kids under 12, it will scare them too much!"
Pamela V | Mississippi Gulf Coast | 12/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who has ever read "In a Dark Place" will recognize the story of the Parker family and their terrifying 3-month stint in a former funeral home/morgue. This video version is very good. As a person who actually grew up in former funeral home, I can testify truthfully that they are not all terrifying and infested with demons! (Ghosts, yes, but demons......no.)
As with the book, I have a hard time believing completely some of the details as being factual.
There are some things about the story that make me ask "huh?" For instance, even if you didn't believe in ghosts and spirits, would you really put your children down in the basement and expect them to sleep in what used to be a morgue? And when they began running up the stairs night after night, screaming and crying and reporting that they saw apparitions, wouldn't a parent feel enough sympathy to let them sleep on the pull-out sofa in the living room, instead of continuing to insist that they return to the basement aka morgue, to sleep?
I find it to be rather cruel myself. I mean, why didn't the parents take the basement bedroom and let the boys sleep upstairs? It is tantamount to abuse, in my opinion.
And no matter how much debt you had, would you still sleep in a place that molested its inhabitants? In a place that didn't allow you a simple nights rest? I mean, wouldn't Motel 6 look like a pretty good deal at some point? I wonder about those things.
So there are parts of the story that don't really add up. But overall, it's a great film based on a really scary book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who feels like being scared for a few hours!"
Great Episode, but fair quality DVD Transfer
Reed Pitkunigis | New Jersey, USA | 12/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"To start with, I love all of the "A Haunting" shows shown on Discovery Channel. My only gripe with this one episode is the poor DVD transfer. The DVD is very dark in many areas when compared to the broadcast version shown on The Discovery Channel. They could have done a much better job in transfering the show onto DVD. The dark areas on the DVD are much brighter on the broadcast version of the show. Still worth getting. The Haunting shows look wonderful on Discovery Channel HD. I wish they would put them out on Blu-ray. Fat chance of that since the show was cancelled."
Better than most new horror films...
Kira Newton | Philadelphia, PA | 03/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Though the DVD quality wasn't as good as the original Discovery Channel broadcast, this documentary was still good enough to make me keep the lights on for a few nights. I saw the original episode a few years back, just out of luck I happened to catch it in it's entirety. Now, I'm already a coward who jumps at my own shadow, but I can't help enjoying horror films and paranormal programs. Most scary movies today don't move me at all. There's a jump here or a gasp there, but nothing like what I experienced from this documentary. This was enough to scare me for a few days. I honestly slept with the lights on for about three nights straight, possibly longer! I don't think I've been that shaken from a film in my entire life. Coincidentally my best friend and I had been discussing the television show "A Haunting" a year or so later and it happens that he too had seen this documentary and found it just as disturbing as I did! We both still remembered the fine details, even though we both had only seen it once. That's unheard of for me. So of course, I had to buy the DVD. It's not as scary the second time around, but maybe that's because I know when to cover my eyes. Hahaha. Even my parents enjoyed this DVD, and they usually can't stand the horror movies or paranormal programs I like. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good deep down scare that will stay with you for a while."