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* EtherealWhiteDress: The ghost girl wearing the white dress in the opening scene and Betsy Bell's ghost.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Betsy avenges her rape by poisoning her father on his sickbed, and following that, she is never haunted again. She also eventually marries Richard. In the modern storyline, the bell witch turns out to be warning the mother about her daughters sexual abuse from her father. The mother realizes this as the father drives off after picking her daughter up.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Betsy avenges her rape by poisoning her father on his sickbed, and following that, she is never haunted again. She also eventually marries Richard. In the modern storyline, the bell witch Bell Witch, now in the form of Betsy Bell's ghost, turns out to be warning the mother about her daughters daughter's sexual abuse from her father. The mother realizes this as the father drives off after picking her daughter up.]]]]
* CuteGhostGirl: The Bell Witch's two forms: a ghostly Betsy and a ghost with a horrid face whom Betsy befriends.



* HereWeGoAgain: A dramatic example, [[spoiler: At the end of the film, the Bell Witch returns again to warn the divorced mother of her daughters sexual abuse]]

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* HereWeGoAgain: A dramatic example, [[spoiler: At the end of the film, the Bell Witch returns again again, in the form of Betsy, to warn the divorced mother of her daughters sexual abuse]]



* StringyHairedGhostGirl: The Bell Witch, who haunts the dreams of both Betsy and the young girl that lives in her house in the present.

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* StringyHairedGhostGirl: The Bell Witch, who haunts the dreams of both Betsy and the young girl that lives in her house in the present. She took the form of a ghostly girl with black hair and a white dress at the near beginning of the movie.


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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Bell Witch can shapeshift into various forms from an animal to a spirit whom Betsy Bell befriends on a swing to an apparition that resembles Betsy to a StringyHairedGhostGirl.


''An American Haunting'' is a horror film directed by Courtney Solomon. The film was released in 2006 by distributor Freestyle Releasing to generally negative reviews. It stars Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/SissySpacek, James D'arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The story is [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Brent Monahan titled ''The Bell Witch: An American Haunting'', which was in turn based on the Tennessee legend of The Bell Witch.

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''An American Haunting'' is a horror film directed by Courtney Solomon. The film was released in 2006 by distributor Freestyle Releasing to generally negative reviews. It stars Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/SissySpacek, James D'arcy, Creator/JamesDArcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The story is [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Brent Monahan titled ''The Bell Witch: An American Haunting'', which was in turn based on the Tennessee legend of The Bell Witch.


'''''An American Haunting''''' is a horror film directed by Courtney Solomon. The film was released in 2006 by distributor Freestyle Releasing to generally negative reviews. It stars Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/SissySpacek, James D'arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The story is [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Brent Monahan titled ''The Bell Witch: An American Haunting'', which was in turn based on the Tennessee legend of The Bell Witch.

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'''''An ''An American Haunting''''' Haunting'' is a horror film directed by Courtney Solomon. The film was released in 2006 by distributor Freestyle Releasing to generally negative reviews. It stars Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/SissySpacek, James D'arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The story is [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Brent Monahan titled ''The Bell Witch: An American Haunting'', which was in turn based on the Tennessee legend of The Bell Witch.


* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Kate Batts has no real power over the Bell Witch curse, it's merely a manifestated force brought upon by ohn rape of his daughter.]]

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Kate Batts has no real power over the Bell Witch curse, it's merely a manifestated force brought upon John by ohn rape of his daughter.]]


* ActorAllusion: Betsy's mother, Lucy Bell, is played by Sissy Spacek... who has [[{{Carrie}} some experience]] with films involving teenage girls being plagued by supernatural occurences.


* MayDecemberRomance: Teenage Betsy Bell and her young teacher Richard Powell fall in love, [[spoiler: and eventually marry]].


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* PrecociousCrush: Teenage Betsy Bell and her young teacher Richard Powell fall in love, [[spoiler: and eventually marry]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Betsy avenges her rape by poisoning her father on his sickbed, and following that, she is never haunted again. She also eventually marries Richard. In the modern storyline, the bell witch turns out to be warning the mother about her daughters sexual abuse from her father. The mother realizes this as the father drives off after picking her daughter up.]]

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* DirtyOldMan: [[spoiler: How John turns out to be.]]


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* HereWeGoAgain: A dramatic example, [[spoiler: At the end of the film, the Bell Witch returns again to warn the divorced mother of her daughters sexual abuse]]


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* MayDecemberRomance: Teenage Betsy Bell and her young teacher Richard Powell fall in love, [[spoiler: and eventually marry]].


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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Kate Batts has no real power over the Bell Witch curse, it's merely a manifestated force brought upon by ohn rape of his daughter.]]


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* TheReveal: Two examples.
** [[spoiler: The Bell Witch is a manifestation of Betsy's innocence, lashing out because her father raped her, and she and her mother repressed the memory.]]
** [[spoiler: In the modern day subplot, the Bell Witch has returned, and the divorced mother discovered her ex husband is abusing her daughter.]]
* TeacherStudentRomance: [[spoiler: Develops between Betsy and her teacher Richard Powell. As per history, they marry.]]

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: [[spoiler: John Bell. See ParentalIncest below.]]


'''''An American Haunting''''' is a horror film directed by Courtney Solomon. The film was released in 2006 by distributor Freestyle Releasing to generally negative reviews. It stars Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/SissySpacek, James D'arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The story is [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Brent Monahan titled ''The Bell Witch: An American Haunting'', which was in turn based on the Tennessee legend of The Bell Witch.



''An American Haunting'' is a horror film directed by Courtney Solomon. The film was released in 2006 by distributor Freestyle Releasing to generally negative reviews. It stars Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/SissySpacek, James D'arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The story is [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Brent Monahan titled ''The Bell Witch: An American Haunting'', which was in turn based on the Tennessee legend of The Bell Witch.


''An American Haunting'' is a horror film directed by Courtney Solomon. The film was released in 2006 by distributor Freestyle Releasing to generally negative reviews. It stars Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, James D'arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The story is [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Brent Monahan titled ''The Bell Witch: An American Haunting'', which was in turn based on the Tennessee legend of The Bell Witch.

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''An American Haunting'' is a horror film directed by Courtney Solomon. The film was released in 2006 by distributor Freestyle Releasing to generally negative reviews. It stars Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Creator/DonaldSutherland, Creator/SissySpacek, James D'arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The story is [[FilmOfTheBook based on a novel]] by Brent Monahan titled ''The Bell Witch: An American Haunting'', which was in turn based on the Tennessee legend of The Bell Witch.


* SpecialEffectFailure: The pages flying out of the Bible are clearly standard printer paper.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: The pages flying out of the Bible are clearly standard printer paper.

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