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The British obsession with the paranormal has spawned several different series. Everyone knows of Most Haunted. The two spin-offs from that are Derek Acorah's Ghost Towns and Richard Felix' Haunted Locations. Now we have Haunted Homes.

The focus of Haunted Homes are ordinary families living in ordinary houses. There are no grand estates are castles here. Mia Dolan is the resident psychic, Mark Webb is the paranormal investigator and Dr. Chris French offers a sceptics opinion. Alan Rook does an excellent job of presenting the series.

Six different families open their doors to the Haunted Homes team. The Hassett family hear children's voices in their home. Doors open and objects move inexplicably. The cellar, which curiously contains a well, seems to be the focal point of the activity. After experimenting with a ouija board the Munday family begin to see the figure of a man in their house. Voices are heard and the smell of rotting fish nauseates the family. The Scriven family believe their home is haunted by the ghost of a man whose features appear to be rotting. A photograph appears to show a dark figure in a mirror. The Elvin family regularly see the figure of a man in their home. Their little boy calls him "the monster man." A camera running in their daughter's bedroom picks up a distinctive male voice. The Stevens family take photographs of their newly rennovated home only to find "faces" looking out from the upstairs windows. The spirit of a woman, at last, proves to be a nusance for the family. At the end of each episode Mia Dolan performs a clearing ceremony and offers a prayer in latin.

Unfortunately, Haunted Homes does suffer from a few paranormal T.V. cliches such as the sinister background music and hammy reconstructions. Otherwise, for fans of paranormal T.V. and at such a low price I would recommend it highly.
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on 25 May 2007
Really enjoyed watching the DVD, it does outlines the work of the talented Mia Dolan as she goes to supposingly haunted homes across the UK. with Mia being working as a Psychic for over 20 years, her work really shows and with how comfortable and focused she is. The only down side was i would have liked to have seen more footage, there wasnt really anything captured or anything out of the ordinary from making all the episodes different on this dvd and they didnt seem to do a long enough vigial for each episode, it was more of the same technique, also how it repeated conversations from the investigators on their work and definitions. I am very interested in Mia's work and would watch/read further things portrayed from her.
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on 3 July 2009
Each episode in this series features a family who believe their home is haunted. It begins with the family talking about what spooky things have happened to them in their house and why they think it's haunted.

Then we meet Mia Dolan and the other two experts. The meet and greet part is repeated on each episode, so it's best to wind through it after the first time (it's around 5 minutes long).

Mia is a psychic and medium. Before she meets the family, Mia uses psychometry (where a psychic holds objects belonging to a person to pick up information about them) to see if she can pick up any feelings about what's happening in their home. Then she takes a look around the house on her own and gives her impressions of the kind of presence that's there.

The second expert is a paranormal investigator with the usual gadgets and stuff, which don't pick anything up as per usual with these sorts of programmes, although I can't say I'd actually expect a spirit to register on a thermal imaging camera or set off a motion sensor! Can you imagine the chaos with burglar alarms if they did?!

Anyway, the third expert is a parapsychologist who basically always says there are no ghosts and everything the people are experiencing is in their heads. However, someone who is closed-minded to the spirit world wouldn't be able to experience anything anyway, so it's kind of a vicious circle.

The three experts and the family then spend the night in the house where they experience various things (apart from the sceptic), but you can't actually witness these for yourself and just have to take their word for it.

The best part is at the end when Mia makes contact with the entity and we get to find out a bit about them and what they are doing there. For this, of course, you have to take Mia's word for it.

Personally, I found this series very interesting and spooky in parts (mainly when you find out more info about the spirits). I think this is a great series for someone who is already a believer or at least open-minded. I think sceptics, however, would find it unconvincing and boring.
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on 29 December 2009
I've watched most of the parnormal investigation shows the have sprung up in recent years and, in my opinion, this is one of the least interesting. Nothing of any note is captured on film and the shows main focus is Mia Dolan, who describes what she is picking up at each location. That is fine if you are a believer and find that sort of thing entertaining. However, if you not a fan of of psychics/mediums and are more interested in seeing a serious scientific investigation into the paranormal then this is best avoided.
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on 27 December 2013
Came quick.i have watched these on tv before and really enjoyed the stories as they were true.i would recommend these to anyone
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on 1 January 2013
haunted homes is base in a real life events.its a great film ,its about family homes wich have to deal with the paranormal.its very intersting and happen in real life.this documentary about haunted homes its base in a real life experiences.its is a great film.
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on 8 October 2009
I really enjoyed the Haunted Homes DVD it gives you the creep. I'm happy because it was so cheap but i do think Haunted Homes 2 is a lot cheaper.
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on 21 July 2015
Well presented and researched but did little to convince me any of the houses was haunted and I am a believer in this sort of thing
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on 10 May 2014
Repeats its self alot at the beginning of every new case..spent a lot of time fast forwarding.so not to see the same thing.
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on 6 August 2013
i enjoyed this the extras was the most scary which was not seen on tv but overall a good buy.
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