Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)

I have always been interested in the Bell Witch and the legend that has risen from Tennessee. While I have accomplished some external research, I have not been able to follow that research with a detailed trip to visit the site. Until then, I will have to focus on movies that come out on the subject. With that in mind, my next flick was the Bell Witch Haunting from 2013. 

Plot/ Based on true events. The Robertson County Sheriff's Department has released footage found on the bodies of the Sawyer family's cell phones and video cameras. What was first thought to be a murder-suicide is now believed to be the return of a centuries-old demon responsible for America's most famous paranormal event.

This movie was an interesting found footage flick. While I am not the biggest fan of this genre as there are way too many popping up, this one did have some good moments. Early on this film showed definite potential and created some atmosphere as everything was set to the fringe, the acting is ok, the idea was decent and there was a lot there. Unfortunately, something happened to the directionality somewhere along the line and the movie spiraled. Once that began and the story cascaded out of control, and things became unbelievable, the pacing felt off and characters were uneven. In the end, this is not the best or worst in the genre and is watchable; although, I would go a different way if I had to do it again. 

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