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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

The Haunting in Connecticut

Overview


Genre

Horror, Thriller

Release Date

March 27, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Lionsgate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Peter Cornwell

Producer

Paul Brooks, Daniel Farrands, Andrew Trapani, Wendy Rhoads

Screenwriter

Tim Metcalfe, Adam Simon

Starring

Story


In the tradition of such real-life horror movies as 'The Exorcist' and 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose', "The Haunting in Connecticut" tells the astounding true story of one family's supernatural ordeal. When Sara (Virginia Madsen) and Peter (Martin Donovan) Campbell's son Matt (Kyle Gallner) is diagnosed with cancer, they uproot their family to Connecticut for his treatment. As the family settles into their new home, Matt grows increasingly disturbed by paranormal activity that seems to inhabit and possess the house. At a loss to help her frightened family, his mother turns to an enigmatic priest (Elias Koteas) who appears to rid the house of its ghosts - until the boy's condition takes a sudden and unexplained turn for the worse and their lives are put in grave danger.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a based-on-fact ghost story that's long on atmosphere yet short on dramatic tension..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
“.."The Haunting in Connecticut" adds family melodrama to its horror clichés..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..predictable and cheap, and not particularly scary..”
by Kerry Lengel [Arizona Republic]