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Apparition Hill

Seven strangers journey to a village in Bosnia-Herzegovina to investigate reports of miracles and supernatural phenomena. Join two atheists, one believer, a mother struggling with cancer, a man diagnosed with ALS, a struggling addict, and a woman questioning her faith as they search for answers to life's big questions on Apparition Hill, a film by Sean Bloomfield and Cimela Kidonakis.

Running Time
1 hours 55 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Sean Bloomfield
Writer
Sean Bloomfield
Country
USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Apparition Hill» (33)

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Bruce T.

This is a documentary about a young black man, Ben Aylor, who, when he was a young teenager, was arrested, jailed, and falsely convicted of the rape and murder of a white woman. The story of this case, in its entirety, is a disheartening tale, but the film is, for the most part, quite informative and quite entertaining. The writing of this documentary, though, is rather weak and amateurish, and this is a shame, because the story is really a very good one, with a lot of interesting stuff to take away from. For example, the way the attorney presented the case was actually quite intriguing and actually gave me a fair amount of information. However, the way the film just ended was a big disappointment. To me, the final scene was totally anticlimactic. I really could have appreciated the director's effort a lot more if the film had ended with Ben telling the judge he wouldn't get his $10,000 ($150,000 today) and the judge saying that if he didn't want to take it, then that was his right. The last scene, while perhaps not totally satisfying, was quite a nice ending. Overall, though, I would recommend this movie. It is an interesting look at one of the more interesting cases of its kind, the Ben Aylor case.

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Eugene

I'm a big fan of the horror genre, and this movie was a true joy to watch. The documentary style of the film was excellent, and the film was able to convey the atmosphere of the film very well. The story was very interesting, and the acting was top notch. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who loves horror movies. The story is a bit scary, but it's a good thing, because the movie is very suspenseful and the ending is a real surprise. The movie is a must see for anyone who likes horror movies. If you haven't seen this movie yet, I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I give this movie a 10 out of 10.

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Gerald

I am a fan of the film and have watched it over a dozen times. However, I find myself getting tired of the repetitive nature of the story. The main character plays a central role in the entire film, yet no other character is given the time to develop, even in the opening scene. Finally, the final scene is a hodge-podge of a sequence, with one part of the film right after another that doesn't feel like it belongs. This is especially frustrating because I really like the film, and I feel like I've watched enough to feel that I've experienced the entirety of the film. It's unfortunate that the author's intent is to help and suggest a new approach, but I feel the story is lacking, and the film, more than I'd like to admit, is a lost opportunity.

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Denise Bowman

This is a fascinating look at the strange world of the paranormal. If you are skeptical about all that, maybe you won't like this movie, but I found it intriguing. I loved how they put the footage of the real people into the documentary. I am also interested in a lot of the paranormal activity and the weird things people do, but not all the scientific studies. If you are skeptical about all the paranormal stuff and think it is not scientific, I suggest that you go and see this movie.

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Teresa Kim

With no short of explanation, I see no advantage to a trailer. A well scripted story that contains nothing of interest will have a briefer impact on the average viewer. What you see in a trailer will definitely appear on the screen. This movie has no trailer. The whole point of a movie is to give a feel for what the director is trying to convey to the viewer. This movie is about some of the most intelligent minds in the country working on a particularly hard problem. With a great deal of luck, they are able to do it with nothing but a typewriter, a few layers of paper and some cigarettes. The film is well made, the visuals are well done. The director makes his points in a natural manner. The writer and director have done their jobs well. No exceptions. The film is smart, intelligent, engaging and entertaining. I highly recommend this movie.

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Jesse

The final installment in the series "Paranormal Activity" has a "real" filmistic feel to it, which I enjoyed, and I was pleased that the director was able to bring some of the suspense of the first film into this film, as well as the filmmaking quality and story flow was quite improved. The movie tells the story of a young woman named Joanna Eubank (Evan Rachel Wood), who mysteriously finds herself the target of one of the scary activities which follow the strange happenings that occur in the house. When she discovers that she is having "paranormal-induced nightmares", it is clear that something is "off" with her, and when she tells her best friend she is just plain scared, she is then unable to go to school or do anything else for the rest of the day. When she is forced to stay in the house to be studied by a doctor, Joanna's fear becomes more intense. Soon, she has to face some horrific scenes which begin with her seeing her own reflection in a mirror in her bedroom, and eventually all around her, frightening and terrifying images which are meant to be frightening. In this second installment of the series, director Fede Alvarez was able to do a more realistic and real approach to the story, which really helped make this a really good movie to watch. If you are expecting the "real" scare films of the last few years, you will be sorely disappointed, however if you are a fan of the first film, then this is a must-see for all horror fans. My rating: * (out of *) * (out of *) * (out of *)

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Jack

The Horror genre is one of the most well known and highly successful genre, but much of the films that are out there are quite cheesy and unimaginative. Until now I have never heard of THE AVENGERS, so I decided to check it out and watched it in its entirety. I was immediately impressed with the creepy atmosphere and graphic sex scenes, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the Horror genre.

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Joan H.

If you are looking for a gripping and illuminating study of the cult of Marilyn Monroe, this is the film for you. The director, Steven Schlozman, takes you inside Monroe's mansion, a place which many would never have seen except for the old man who lived in the house for many years. The house is a character in its own right, a place of intense home-furniture, silk-lined rooms, decadent tapestries, and opulent art works. The house is like the queen of the houses. People come to the house for many reasons. But there are many who return again and again because they either love Marilyn Monroe, or they are going to see it because they love Marilyn Monroe. The film explores the house through the lens of a paranormal investigator and real estate broker. They find that the house is haunted by an unseen spirit, which is in many ways a manifestation of Monroe's unhappiness. Schlozman takes us into the house, as well as the family members of Marilyn Monroe, and their possible madness. The film is a good example of a short film about a long time. It is a film which succeeds in its strengths and weaknesses, and at the same time allows the viewer to draw their own conclusions. 7/10

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Ralph

The title is a bit misleading. The film is NOT about The Conjuring. It is about Ben Affleck and Jason Miller, the main characters of the Conjuring. These two guys have very different opinions on ghosts, and hauntings in general. For example, Jason Miller does not believe in "the BFG", a mythological creature that is said to be living in the New York area. To him, "the BFG" is just a dead little girl, that was 'accidentally' thrown in a dumpster in Pennsylvania. Ben Affleck is an avid believer in hauntings, and he is really taken with the notion of ghosts. For example, the scene when he is on the phone with his sister, she is just standing in front of the window in her bedroom. He looks up and sees a figure, which is a shadowy figure, walking towards him, right next to his room. He just continues on with his conversation, as if he doesn't notice anything. He is actually surprised, by what he sees. The supernatural, or supernatural activity, is something he has been experiencing for a long time. His roommate David (also a paranormal investigator) who is just so terrified of the paranormal activity, is actually one of the most annoying characters I have ever seen in a horror film. He just can't stop screaming. If you are a fan of the Conjuring, it is worth checking out. If you are not, don't waste your time. I can't wait for the upcoming Conjuring 2.

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Angela G.

It's the 60's. A small farm girl named Eva Cross (Alessandra Mastronardi) has grown up in a world of psychic experiences, hauntings, and delusions. Her childhood home is haunted by the ghost of a murderous mother, the lover of her mother's past, and her mother's lover. When a disheveled Eva moves into her stepmother's flat, and the home's interior walls begin to crack open and the basement lights come on, the family takes their new inhabitant for a walk. When Eva overhears a conversation between a young man and his mother about an evil spirit in the house, the family is suddenly overcome with the presence of the spirit. Is the spirit a demon? A ghost? A friend of the family? How can a ghost show up, and why is it in the house? It turns out that Eva has an unusual power. She can see into the dreams and nightmares of others. When the house comes alive, it's as if a ghost had been unleashed. This documentary follows Eva from childhood to adulthood, and then from teenage to young adult. It's about her love of the paranormal, and how that comes from a teenage girl who had never believed in ghosts or spirits. It is about the hermit-like beliefs that seem to go with this belief system. It is also about how people around the world use this belief system, and how they can be harmed by their actions and their beliefs. It's an inspiring film, and it is a pity that this film wasn't nominated for an Oscar. This film is a very effective documentary. It is a great movie, and I recommend it.

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Amber

I have been searching for this movie for years, and finally found it on DVD. I am so glad that I did. I would have never gotten this movie without it. I have watched it about a dozen times and still love it. The movie is about the lives of four women who are lost in the woods and find each other. I found the movie so captivating that I wanted to see it again. I recommend this movie to everyone. I hope that you will enjoy this movie as much as I did.

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Stephen

A truly amazing film. I can't wait to see it again. The main characters are all extremely well-cast, and I believe they are all real people. I have no idea how they managed to get so many actors to sign on for this project, but they did. The cinematography is simply amazing. The location of the hill is so realistic, and the stories are so real. I was shocked at how well the actors did their work. I was also surprised at the amount of money that went into the production. I have never seen a documentary film that was so well done. I would recommend this film to anyone, and I hope that more people will see it.

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Sara W.

The ghost of Jack the Ripper is haunting an English estate. But who is he? What is his purpose? And why? This documentary does not answer any of these questions, but it shows us the underbelly of our society, and of life in the 19th century. And if it is as unsettling and painful as this movie portrays it, then this is a landmark in the making of documentary movies. Another great thing about this documentary is that it touches on the abuse of children, and that is a subject that is very difficult to find the courage to show the world, because there is so much shame associated with it. What are we doing to these children? What are we doing to our children? The effect that it has on a child is as powerful as that of a murder victim, and this documentary shows us how it is done. The images are disturbing and disturbing, the reason I say this is because it seems so obvious that it is done to children. So many people don't want to look at the children in their midst. This is also true of the documentary makers. For a lot of it is just information. It is nothing more than a way to explain things that were not in their control, but in one way or another, they are going to see the truth. So that is what this documentary is all about. It is an invaluable documentary that will open the eyes of a whole new generation to the horrors of the past.

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Jennifer H.

I saw the film before it came out in theaters. I think I liked it better when I saw it then I would have if it hadn't been so terrible. The movie is about a single mother, Katrina Brathwaite, who goes to sleep every night wondering about what her next day will be like. There are many things that she would like to have happen in her life, but these dreams are so disquieting that she just wants to be sure. The film covers several different topics such as dreams, anxiety, relationships, life, and death. It is well directed and very well acted. The story line is done in a very humorous and entertaining way. The movie touches on all these different topics and is very entertaining. The best thing about this movie is that it is an entertainment.

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Cynthia Anderson

My love for the supernatural is well documented, and it is through this documentary that I discovered this film and finally saw it. I love the original films from 70's and 80's, so it was a little bit nostalgic to finally see the director's cut of "Nightmares." The movie starts with footage from the original films, and then some 20 years later, the film tells the story of Jack Torrance and his two children from the original film. In addition to this, we learn more about the younger children, the struggles that they have with their parents, and the two adults that they ended up raising. This is definitely a fascinating film. It is fascinating to watch the characters interact, it's fascinating to see how the older children treat their parents, and the elder children treat their parents. I would also like to comment on how interesting it is to see how the children act when they are not around their parents. This movie is definitely worth seeing.

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Laura George

I first saw this movie in a theatre. It was the first movie I saw in a theater in a long time. I was in awe. The movie was so well done, and the ending was so amazing. It was like watching a movie on the big screen. I recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of horror or supernatural movies. It's one of the best horror movies I've seen. I don't think anyone could possibly be disappointed with this movie. I give it a 10/10.

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Zachary

This is a very interesting and interesting story. It goes through the lives of many people in the Bronx, in the 1960's, as a warning to the people in the city not to be afraid of something and not to be afraid of something. They were already afraid, and in the end, the knowledge that there was something that was real and this was an angel was something that moved people, even the ones that were not afraid, so that they could say, "no, I don't want to go to hell" and they could stay where they were and have a better life. So I think this film is very good. It is not just about ghosts and stuff, it's more about an angel, it's more about the families, the people, that were already afraid. So there was a family that were afraid, and they were fearful, but it's not because of ghosts. It was because of family. It was family that was afraid and they had to stay and they knew that if they didn't stay they would go to hell. So that was scary. But this was an angel. There was an angel that told the family that there was something in the city, there was something that was real, and the family had to stay with that and not to be afraid. So I think it's very good.

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Harold

The reason this film wasn't nominated for the best documentary is probably because it was designed to play on the feminist credos. I saw it as a documentary and of course it's got a political bent to it. But aside from that it's good as it's a very accessible, factual account of the general mental health of all women. It's about the diagnosis of a mental illness and if you look at the evidence on the internet and in news reports, it's very clear that this is the case. I've read some of the comments on this site and the majority of them are scathing about the film and its reviewers. People seem to think that it's pro-feminist and makes all men look bad. So there you go. It's no where near the worst thing you could do and it's certainly not pro-feminist. But there's a kind of narrative here where the reviewers are all like these neanderthals who hate women. It's almost like they're saying this film is anti-feminist because it doesn't make the supposed neanderthal male look good. The way it's shot is basically an indictment of men. It's not anti-women. It's about a kind of miseducation, it's about the way society thinks about mental illness, it's about trying to treat mental illness on the front lines. All that aside, it's a very well made film. It's well acted and it's a very well-paced. I don't think it's one of the best films I've seen, but it's not an awful film either. If you watch it you will definitely be able to connect with it and you'll enjoy it.

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Anna Jensen

A very well done documentary on a subject as highly charged as the subject of the film: hauntings and "the strange" at "Heartland USA" (a resort in Wisconsin) in the summer of 1997. The family that owns the resort and its employees were in attendance at the screening. I'll say this about the documentary: The most striking thing about the documentary is its realism. It is almost impossible to watch it and not have some horror show in your head. In the beginning of the documentary, the camera tracks down the viewing area of the room where the family took ill-fated son Luke through the land-locked cliffs, but the second time through the room, it changes back to a close up. The family who lives on the resort's "resort" are of average size, and they take off their shoes before they move out. The bedroom scenes are in one of the rooms on the property. All in all, the documentary is a MUST SEE.

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Rose

I can't believe this movie was not nominated for Best Documentary. I was very surprised to find out that this movie was not nominated for Best Documentary. I am a huge fan of the documentary genre and I think this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I have seen many documentaries and this is one of the best ones. I think that the producers of this film did an amazing job. They did not waste time and money on making the movie. They just wanted to tell the story and tell it in a way that is not commercial. This is the way I like documentaries to be told. I love this documentary and I recommend everyone to see it. It is very well done and it is a must see.

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Karen

I have been studying these ghosts of cinema ever since I saw Night of the Living Dead. I knew the premise and liked the director's other films, but this was different. I still wasn't very happy with the movie, but the subject matter was interesting. The acting was competent, and the atmosphere was chilling. The only things that annoyed me were the scenes with the animated corpses. I didn't get scared and was too used to the live action. I don't know if the director meant for the animation to be the exact same as the live action, but I couldn't help myself from getting a little freaked out when I saw the dead people in the living. I enjoyed this movie and think it's worth a watch.

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Andrea M.

You have a unique chance to learn about the life and work of Terence Malick, a visionary cinematographer and director of Terence Malick: The Last Word. He is a master at capturing images and capturing a story in 3D. But his most successful films have been "The New World", "The Tree of Life" and "The Thin Red Line" because he has been able to create a beautiful and touching story with stunning cinematography. The cinematography on "Obvious Child" is something we have not seen before. You see a world that is right now, but a world that is not yet seen. You see a world that is connected with animals, history and perhaps even that connection between family members. Malick also creates a brilliant and powerful score and beautiful sound design that adds to the surrealism and mood of this film. Malick takes you to an extraordinary world of love, rebellion and revolution. In his films, it is often about the love for another person or the hope that a better future will eventually be possible. In "The Tree of Life" he takes a different approach, which is more of a drama and a haunting look into human nature. I have never been a big fan of Malick, but his movies always have had my attention. "The Tree of Life" is a great movie for people who like "documentaries" and you can tell that Malick studied film making at a very high level. It is a story about a group of people who decide to take an unconventional road to make the world a better place. Malick creates a beautiful and unique world where everything is interconnected. A world that is there but isn't seen or known. A world that is a "lens" on the human condition. The scenes in "The Tree of Life" are very powerful and yet subtle. They are pictures of feelings, which is why the film is described as "a fine art". It is a documentary about hope, determination, love and courage. It is a message to humanity, a philosophy about life and a metaphorical vision about the universe. It is a powerful and very moving story of love, determination, hope and redemption. If you like "the perfect family", "The Tree of Life" is a great film for you. I believe that the film will be a powerful message about the importance of family, friendships and community. It is one of the best films that I have ever seen and I highly recommend it.

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Carol

My wife and I went to see "Paranormal Activity" on the opening night of its opening weekend. It was a major let down, in my opinion. The movie is based on a true story of an Australian girl who had parapsychological experiences and was institutionalized for it. The director did a very good job at showing how this girl's mind and spirit were affected by these experiences. The pacing was good. I would like to have seen a better final ending. The director should have cut it short. There was too much jumping around in the last 10 minutes or so. I know that it was intended to make a good last impression on the audience but there were too many wasted moments that were supposed to be suspenseful. The director could have gotten some more interesting things going on with the scares. The movie was exciting enough with the true story and the paranormal activity. We got so much from it but then we saw the film ended. For those of you who have seen it and liked it, I hope you can appreciate what it was trying to do. For the rest of us who have not seen it, I would have liked to see more on what happened with the other girls. I found this to be a very good film that was worth the money I paid to see it.

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Joseph

Even the most scientifically rational skeptic would need to admire this film. It's full of personal anecdotes, facts and life experiences from the family members of the women who were terrorized by this serial killer in the 1980's. The disturbing, chilling conclusion of this film may make one think, 'what if', 'how might I respond' and 'what did I do that was so stupid that I couldn't be blamed.' Some of the women describe a sinister relationship with this man, and it is implied that this may have led to his eventual fall from grace. I recommend this film for those with an open mind.

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Stephanie H.

This documentary is a must see for anyone who has ever experienced or knows someone who has experienced the same. This film will give you a different perspective on how we are all connected and how we can all change our lives for the better. The film is an amazing story of two sisters, one of whom is a writer, the other a high school teacher. They are both in their 20's and have similar stories of abuse and depression. The sisters are in a relationship, and the teacher has a friend who is an abusive alcoholic. The film is about the effects of depression and the relationship between the two sisters. The film is a must see for anyone who has ever experienced or knows someone who has experienced the same.

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Raymond C.

I've been in a movie theater with this man for 4 years and I can honestly say, he's the funniest man in the world. At any point during the movie, you can't stop laughing. He makes me want to be a stoner and then he makes me want to become a stoner. The only thing that stops him from doing that is his beautiful, loving wife. This is a movie about relationships and how hard it is to have a successful marriage and how difficult it is to live in love with a girl that you don't want. Its a very funny movie about a man that is trying to figure out his life and trying to make up for what he lost, and how it would be like if he'd never met his wife. This is a must see for anyone who loves laugh-out-loud comedy.

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Diane

I was looking forward to seeing this movie after hearing the hype about it. I was wrong. This movie is boring, slow, and frankly it didn't convince me as a paranormal documentary. I was left with the feeling that it was just a poor attempt to "explain" the paranormal phenomena without actually revealing what it was, and no one was using the correct terms. So if you're just looking for a movie to put you to sleep, skip it.

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Phillip Carr

This is an incredibly funny and well produced film. There is a good amount of background information about the authors of the story as well as some famous people who have been involved in making the film. The movie also does a good job showing the development of the movie's genre - the horror story. It's not easy to watch and you may feel a little uncomfortable for some of the images, but for me they were more effective than I expected. The movie did a good job of showing a dark story. The director does a good job of pulling you into the story and he does a great job of making the story fun. All in all, a good movie. See it.

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Virginia

This documentary covers a lot of issues regarding the power of religion and its detrimental effect on our society. The problems are not limited to religious or people. I believe that this is a documentary that should be viewed by every American, not just by those who are religious or believers. It is not for the people of any religion, but just for those who are atheists. If anyone thinks that this is "just a film", think again. There are many stories that have been told in this documentary that are just as important as the one's of which you see in this film. In addition, it is a documentary that contains the best insights into religions that I have ever seen. It has been a real treat to see this documentary. I strongly recommend it.

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Scott Rios

I'm actually watching this again after watching it a couple of times. For the most part, the segments are generally in different time periods, so you have to go back and make a connection. This is one of the most important parts of the documentary, and it's done really well. Also, when watching it, keep in mind that if you are not a fan of the stuff that is shown, then don't watch it, otherwise you're bound to not like the stuff that is shown. This is a mix of modern day techniques used by real paranormal investigators and old classic and modern day tricks. Although some of the sleazy things used by the investigators are actually shocking, they are not just shocking, but the stuff that was used has a point. It makes sense to me that these things are used for what they are. I feel like the most interesting thing about this documentary is that it is not an insider look at the investigators, but more of an inside look at the people that investigate these cases. They are very different in appearance and personality, but they are all very similar in terms of the commonality of what they do. Although I found this documentary to be better than the other one, I was definitely not disappointed with this one.

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Kathryn Jenkins

I am not an expert on this subject matter but I think that this documentary is very informative and well made. The film is very well edited, the images are very well chosen and the background is very well used. I thought that the film was very well balanced, showing the best and the worst sides of the subject. It was interesting to see how the people from both sides of the argument view the same issue. I also thought that the film did a good job of showing the reasons that people are drawn to this topic and the reasons why they do not. I also thought that the film was very well made and very well edited. I think that it was very well done and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the subject.

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Ronald Torres

This is the best documentary I have ever seen. I love the fact that the filmmakers did not try to cover all the bases of the subject, and it was refreshing to see that they didn't try to force a particular view on the audience. The film was well made, with great cinematography, and the interviews were very interesting. I would recommend this film to anyone who has an interest in paranormal activity, or who has been involved in a paranormal investigation.

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Christian

I have never been to a haunted house and this film has given me a much needed perspective on this topic. The story is not new but it is presented in a way that makes it understandable. I will be looking forward to watching this film again.