American Poltergeist full movie review - Awful and misleading
This movie is awful. There's not a redeeming quality about it, apart from it being less than an hour and 20 minutes long.
The acting was pathetic, the whole Lizzie Borden thing was laughable and completely irrelevant, the "effects" were... nevermind, if I write more about the specifics I will be putting more effort into this review than the cast and crew put into the movie.
But I've got to say, selling this movie as having anything to do with the Lizzie Borden story is shameful. There is nothing about this movie that ties it in to the Borden house/history. Sorry, director, but having a woman in vaguely 1890s-style clothing doesn't lend credibility to your movie. Also, this is supposed to be the Borden house, but it's 100% not at all anything like the real location (which is still located in Fall River). Spend 30 seconds on Google and search "Lizzie Borden house" and it becomes painfully obvious that, not only are the filmmakers so lazy they didn't bother to find a house that in any way resembled the real thing, but they also probably don't know anything about Borden apart from vaguely hearing that there was someone murdered with an axe and "let's make a movie!" There's a sauna and a swimming pool in this movie, for %#^@'s sake! Really, it's entirely pathetic.
Hilariously, an axe is shown but not even used in the movie, that I could tell.
The cluelessness of the writer/director is something I'd expect in a grade school book report where the kid didn't read the book.
If you should ever see a positive review for this movie, you can put money on the fact that is was written by either A} a cast member, B) a crew member, or C) a relative/friend of A or B.