A Haunting at the Rectory Movie Info:.
A secret affair between a handyman and a reverend’s wife parallels a past tragedy at the haunted Borley Rectory.
Director:. Andrew Jones.
Writer:. Andrew Jones.
Stars:. Lee Bane. Suzie Frances Garton. Tom Bonington.
According to urban legend. the now-demolished Borley Rectory once earned notoriety for supposedly being “the most haunted house in England.” According to this review. “A Haunting at the Rectory” has earned its reputation for being the least haunting horror movie that could possibly be made about the subject.
Evidence including black birds flapping over tombstones on box art. production company North Bank Entertainment’s résumé of fare such as “Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection” (review here). “The Amityville Asylum” (review here). and “Poltergeist Activity” (review here). as well as virtually all VOD and home entertainment outlets touting it as such. points to “A Haunting at the Rectory” as being a terrifying thriller. It isn’t. It’s a tepid soap opera trumped up with random jump cuts to graveyards and scarecrows accompanied by ominous “dun!” sound effects because nothing in the story itself otherwise suggests suspense.
Frank is an aspiring actor who has been taken on as Borley Rectory’s new handyman. Lionel is the resident reverend and his wife is Marianne. a woman so overlooked and oversexed that the workman’s arrival signals a foregone conclusion that she and Frank will become embroiled in a torrid tryst behind Lionel’s oblivious back.