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What is "The Bell Witch Haunting" movie?    



"The Bell Witch Haunting" is Willing Hearts Production's acclaimed motion picture based on America's greatest true haunting. It is a powerful supernatural thriller that boldly mixes a frightful ghost story with a great suspense plot. This historic thriller is based on actual events that happened from 1817 to 1821, in which a vengeful spirit tormented John Bell and his family, leaving him in a terrifying fight to save his children and his own life! Over a four year period, hundreds of people witnessed the Spirit's amazing demonstrations and heard it speak...  "CLICK HERE" for more information and to purchase the DVD

"The Bell Witch Haunting" movie poster



"I would rather face the whole British army, than face the Bell Witch again!"

-Andrew Jackson, President of the United States



"The Bell Witch Haunting" movie trailer


What People Are Saying About "The Bell Witch Haunting" Movie:

“The Bell Witch Haunting” is incredible! I don’t have words... Wow... that’s all I have to say. You’ve done an awesome job. I was totally impressed - Hollywood couldn’t touch it!”
- M. Walsh -

The film far exceeded even the rave reviews I read. You are to be highly praised for bringing this interesting legend to life. If you need third party endorsements, count me in!"

- V. Eastes -

"Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed "The Bell Witch Haunting". I had to turn on the light because it unnerved me sitting in the dark! I'm on my fifth viewing and enjoy it immensely."

- M. Dowell -

"I just wanted to tell you that I love my copy of "The Bell Witch Haunting".  It is a fantastic movie...Absolutely the best Independent Film I have seen since "Suburban Sasquatch"!  Thanks so much!"

- D. M. Sitbon -

"I just saw your movie... AWESOME JOB! I am promoting it everywhere I go."

- Shaman Windwalker -

"I went to see the movie last night. What a great film! The acting was superb and you really brought the story to life. I can't wait for the DVD!"

- B. Kelly -

"My wife and I just received and reviewed our DVD of "The Bell Witch Haunting" and truly feel as if it is the best movie we've seen in 2004 or 2003 for that matter."

- G. & V. Wernke -

"My name is Chris Kirby and I am the owner of the Bell Witch Cave. I went today along with several friends to see the movie. I just wanted to congratulate you on a job very well done. Everyone in my group really enjoyed the movie. I want to buy a DVD when they are available. Thanks for your effort in bringing the story of the Bell Witch to life."

- Chris Kirby, Owner Bell Witch Cave -

"The movie was great! I will buy the DVD when it hits the shelves."

- C. Howerton -

"Thank you so much for the show yesterday. I thought the movie was wonderful! The kids were scared senseless! I had never heard the whole story and it was very enlightening to see it portrayed so masterfully. The witch is part of our Tennessee history and you have preserved it very well."

- A. Porter -

"I give Mr. Ric White a two thumbs up for staying true to the story. I have heard a lot of ghost stories and most sound alike, just in a different place with different people involved, but this is the single most unique and mystifying one that I have ever heard. Very entertaining!"

- W. Radebaugh -

“What a great film! The story, the acting, the costumes - everything was so real. It was fascinating, scary, dramatic, funny and historical all at the same time. I’m telling everyone I know to see it!”
- G. Helton -

"After seeing clips of "The Bell Witch Haunting" on CMT, I wanted to know more and ordered the DVD that same night.  I was not disappointed.  Not only was the movie a real chiller, I felt almost like a character in the movie myself.  These were real people, and I felt the actors did a wonderful job keeping them real.  That is what I guess sums up the movie for me - it is so very real.  And that realism is what made the movie so chilling.   I also enjoyed the behind the scenes interviews and the inclusion of the deleted scenes.  It is understandably a complex story, and the extra tidbits helped to fill my curiosity gaps.  Here's to the continued success of your project."

- T. Gutz -

"Now tis the haunting time of the year. My daughter and I both like to have the bejeebies scared out of us. Although I've seen scarier movies, the fact that this was a true haunting, made it a totally awesome movie. It really sparks your curiosity and leaves you with a few un-answered questions to solve. A great movie and I hope more American ghost and haunting stories are made into movies such as this."

- Terry Roller (7th Va.) -

“The movie is great!! Thank you. My hometown is Clarksville, TN. I’m glad to finally see some of the history of the Bell Witch on film. It’s great!!!!! Thanks!!!”
- Kim -

"I just wanted to let everyone at Willing Hearts know that the Bell Witch Haunting movie was awesome!!!!!!! I LOVED it. I had known a little about the Bell Witch, but not very much. This movie told a lot and inspired me to research more. Thank you all for such a great movie!!!!"
- Heather Doud -

"I received the DVD and watched it last night. I was very impressed with every single aspect of it. The actors are very talented and there isn't any "famous" actors out there that could have done any better. The story was told very, very well, and I think every Tennessee family should have a copy of this in their home. Even libraries should be proud to have such a historic masterpiece in their collection. Thank you very much!"
- Tina Fairchild -

"I had read several articles and a book about the Bell Witch and was skeptical about the movie as these movie dramatizations are always so fictionalized and made so completely"out there" . What a pleasant surprise to find a film which was not only free of exaggeration, but told such an accurate recounting that you felt you were there. The cast made the family real and the voice-over filled the gaps so that if the viewer to this film was new to the tale, he wouldn't be lost. I would also comment that the extra features were spectacular and genuinely added to the experience. Thank you for telling this story."
- Francine Carr (N.B. Canada) -



"The Bell Witch Haunting" movie gets a great review from Bell Witch author, historian and researcher Pat Fitzhugh. To read the full review... Click Here

"...Whether you are a Bell Witch expert, novice or armchair historian, I think you will enjoy and learn from "The Bell Witch Haunting."  I highly recommend that you go see it and get the DVD as well – you will probably want to watch it again and again."

- Pat Fitzhugh, Bell Witch author and historian


Other Reviews for "The Bell Witch Haunting:

Click Here for Chiller Cinema Review

Click Here for TM Ghost Hunters Review

Click Here for Strange Encounters Review

Click Here for Rotten Tomatoes Review

Click Here for About.com Review

Click Here for Horror.com Review

Click Here for Stevecorp.net Review



More comments about "The Bell Witch Haunting" Movie:

"I compared your film to An American Haunting on the Coast To Coast radio show last night and said that your interpretation was far more accurate and a far better production--in spite of the Hollywood treatment and Spacek and Sutherland."

- Brad Steiger, author -

"When dealing with the paranormal, the most important thing to convey is the truth. Too many take liberties with paranormal events, exaggerating them when the fact that they even occurred to begin with should be enough. "The Bell Witch Haunting" is unique in the way it sticks to the facts, and relies on the truth to provide the chills--and it delivers! This isn't a "horror film"...it's a historical re-enactment of actual events that happened to actual people, and it so happens it will actually make you sleep with the light on! Bravo to Ric and Linda and their wonderful cast and crew for getting it right."
- Tim Weisberg, "Spooky Southcoast" radio show -


"I just wanted to commend you again for this wonderful film. I just got home from seeing "An American Haunting" at my local theater, and I can honestly say that it paled in comparison to your film "The Bell Witch Haunting". Not only was the story much more intriguing, but one gets much more entertainment from your film as well...about 45 minutes more! From start to finish, your film shined. Not to ruin anything, but "An American Haunting" has a very disappointing ending and I expected so much more! (Perhaps they should have viewed your film first before making theirs!). Well, anyway, thank you so much for this great DVD...I am proud to be one of the 1st to order a copy from you and I still enjoy watching it from time-to-time! Take care."
- David M. Sitbon, Philadelphia, PA -


"The movie was outstanding. I was quite impressed by the quality of the direction and the acting, as well as the attention to detail regarding the period (sets, costumes, etc). Mister White is truly a Renaissance man, and the rest of the dedicated cast and crew deserve high praise as well. I'm somewhat familiar with the legend of the Bell Witch, and was pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of the screenplay. The DVD production was excellent. What a wonderful "behind the scenes" feature documentary! I've a large number of DVDs in my collection, but The Bell Witch Haunting is one of the best investments I've ever made and truly delivers a lot of content for the small investment. Looking forward to more from Willing Hearts in the future!!"
- Dennis Jones -


"This is a story that should have been captured in film a long time ago. Thank you for having the insight to do so. You have done an excellent job of staying true to the story. This is truly one of the best stories ever told and I cherish the fact that I can now view it and share it with others. I grew up in neighboring Cheatham county and recall having the book and hearing the tales as a young boy and later on in years. I actually visited the farm and cave and had the opportunity to sit with Mr. Eden as he told me tales that sent goose bumps all over me. Thank you so much for your hard work and commitment to the excellence of this movie. I'm 51 yrs. of age now and you have brought those goose bumps back once again. Thank you!!!!!"
- Mike Berlin -


"I just want to let you know after watching "The Bell Witch Haunting" DVD recently, and after watching "An American Haunting" in the local theater last night, I can say with certainty that your version of the story was much better. Your movie is more factual, more believable and offers much more detail about the story but is not overdone. I enjoyed the storyline of your movie more. An American Haunting was too simplified and monotonous even though they had a fairly large budget with well known actors in it. The effects in An American Haunting were fairly good, but I feel that you have outdone Hollywood with your version overall."
- Gary Bell (Somewhat distant relative of John Bell) -


"I've been meaning to write you for sometime ... I purchased the Bell Witch Haunting and loved every minute of it. Masterful job! The whole thing was mesmerizing and engaging. And now I'm equally excited to purchase a copy of Poe ... makes me want to go up there and be in your next movie. Keep up the good work!! Big fan in Florida!"
- Michael Clinkenbeard -


"I'm a big fan of your work and have purchased both of your DVD's, "The Bell Witch Haunting" and "Nightmares from the Mind of Poe," the last one of which I found extremely entertaining and very well done. Bravo! I also saw the other film that was made about the Bell Witch, I think it was titled, "An American Haunting," which I found horribly done. In my opinion, you can't even compare the two. Even though the big "Hollywood" version had a big name or two attached to it, it still didn't quite capture the feel that your film captured. The period piece and especially the wardrobe and costumes in your version were all top notch. I hope that you have something coming up, as I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Ric White films that have come from Willing Hearts Productions."
- Steve Dryden -


"I got the movie in this morning , great job! I enjoyed it . I liked it better then American Haunting. That one just didn’t explain the story right, like this one did ..thanks."
- Bob Williams -


"Thank you...thank you...thank you. Thank you so much for making this movie. I recently ordered your version of the bell witch along with the 'other' independent company's version and although theirs arrived first...yours was worth the wait. I will admit that they have a really good soundtrack but they could have saved themselves some embarrassment and just put that CD out and left it at that. Your movie had good actors and it was actually scary, their movie was like a bad unsolved mysteries re-enactment without the scare factor. Good music and beautiful scenery does not make a good movie. good writing, good acting and the ability to frighten your viewers does. I mean come on...it's a freaking ghost story not a poorly taught history lesson. As for the Hollywood done movie, I can't say much. I'm a big fan of Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. I mean come on...it's Loretta freakin' Lynn and the guy who showed us his butt in animal house. What more could you ask for? Anyways, thank you again."
- Christine Tartt -


"I purchased the DVD a year and a half or so ago and thought it was very true to the Bell With Story that I've read and grew up hearing being from Tennessee. This movie was way better than the current movie out on the Big Screen "American Haunting". They left out so many details and tid bits. It has nothing on the Bell Witch Hauthing Movie. Thanks."
- Donna Tokarski -



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Edgar Allan Poe film "Nightmares from the Mind of Poe"


About the movie...

Throughout Edgar Allan Poe’s life he was plagued with nightmares and the deaths of those he loved. Those nightmares and his tragic life were many times the basis for his stories and poems; often he found himself in the middle of those nightmares and stories as the victim or antagonist. “Nightmares from the Mind of Poe” brings to life those nightmares with Poe as part of the stories, as he dreamed and wrote them. In the movie, he struggles with nightmares, insomnia, sadness and despair in his own life as he creates his stories. The film brings to life four of the most well known tales from the master of suspense and horror - “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Premature Burial” and “The Raven” ... CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER AND INFO

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