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American Poltergeist (2015)

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Horrific visions torment Taryn when she, her brother and college pals move into an infamous old house. Then, her bloody hallucinations become all too real.


Michael Rutkowski (as Mike Rutkowski)


Nicole Holland, Michael Rutkowski (as Mike Rutkowski)



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Credited cast:
Donna Spangler ... Dianna
Luke Brandon Field ... Michael
Simona Fusco ... Zoe
Nikole Howell ... Niki
Nicole Holland ... Lizzie
Ashley Green Elizabeth Ashley Green Elizabeth ... Taryn (as Addy Green)
Aaron Lee ... Mr. Borden
Nicholas Talone ... Officer Alvarez (as Nevada Vargas)
Arthur Richardson Arthur Richardson ... Police Chief
Owen Robert Mckenzie Owen Robert Mckenzie ... Extra
Jakob Renken Jakob Renken ... Scott
D'arcy Ludwig D'arcy Ludwig ... Grandma (as Darcee Ludwig)
Rebbekah Vega-Romero ... Stacey (as Rebbekah Vega Romero)
Shawn Michael Lukaszewicz Shawn Michael Lukaszewicz ... Kevin
Elwie Apor Harris Elwie Apor Harris ... Amy


A group of friends move into a vacation home with a sinister past in Fall River, Massachusetts. Suspicious of the home's owner, Taryn feels a strong connection to the house and finds herself at the center of one of the most deadly poltergeists in American history. Written by Nicole Holland

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The haunting has come back home.


Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

the Curse of The Poltergeist See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is the first horror movie that Nicole Holland has taken part in writing. See more »


As the group is on a mad search for Niki, Taryn uses a pry bar to open a locked door. But, when the group enters the room, there's no visible damage or marks to the door. See more »


Michael: Dianna? Dianna?
Dianna: [Dianna appears out of nowhere] Yes?
Michael: Oh! Hey, uh, does this door lead to the basement?
Dianna: I believe so.
Michael: Great! Uh, do you have the key for it, 'cause I'd like to stick some sporting equipment inside if possible.
Dianna: It was locked when I moved in. No key.
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This movie is hot garbage
5 November 2017 | by jhunger86See all my reviews

Here's the thing: most horror movies get poor ratings on IMDb, rotten tomatoes, pretty much everywhere, and usually the average/highly rated ones are also works of comedy (eg Housebound), or game-changing classics (Exorcist, Blair Witch) People are all different but most of the things that frighten us are really quite the same, so the result is that horror movies come off formulaic and predictable. Occasionally you get a real gem or a classic that manages to scare you in unexpected ways, but that's the exception rather than the rule. I can still enjoy something with too many jumpscares and an entirely predictable premise. So as a horror lover myself I tend to disregard ratings, because if I put too much stock in them, I just wouldn't watch very many horror movies to begin with. I'm sure most of you who like horror take those ratings with a grain of salt too. I'm here to tell you, don't do that with this movie.

You think your standards are low enough to enjoy this? No they're not. The characters are 1-dimensional and can't act. The things they do don't make make any goddamned sense. There is no building of tension, no atmosphere, nothing. It's not even one of those so bad it's good movies, it's just straight awful. Avoid at all costs.

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