AN AMERICAN HAUNTING
(2005)

Betsy Bell is tormented by a spirit named Kate that follows her wherever she goes. It starts out with what is considered poltergeist activity (strange noises, things moving around the house, etc...) but then becomes abusive and begins pulling Betsy's hair, scratching and slapping her, etc...

In the end it's John Bell who is abusing and raping Betsy Bell. Betsy has conjured up this "protector" spirit because of his abuse. That's the big twist. And its the mother Lucy Bell who poisons John Bell due to this abuse. The spirit which is apparently Betsy Bell's spirit then returns in 2006 to warn a relative of the Bell's that her ex-husband is abusing their daughter.

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