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Haunt (2014)



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A family of five moves into a beautiful, sprawling dream home. One problem: it's cursed, having caused the deaths of the previous family to occupy it, leaving only one survivor (Jacki Weaver). The family's moody 18-year-old son and his mysterious new neighbor inadvertently awaken something in the house while also violently shaking the many skeletons in the many closets. Mac Carter's debut feature is a frightening and powerful character-driven haunted-house film that isn't afraid to take the action outside. (c) IFCmore
Rating: R (for some horror violence, disturbing images and brief drug use)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Barrer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 9, 2014
IFC Films - Official Site


Jacki Weaver
as Janet Morello
Ione Skye
as Emily Asher
Brian Wimmer
as Alan Asher
Nicole Danielle
as Sara Asher
Ella Harris
as Anita Asher
Carl Hadra
as Franklin Morello
Sebastian Barr
as Matthew Morello
Kelly Brooke
as Oldest Morello Daugh...
Maggie Scott
as Youngest Morello Dau...
Jan B. Felt
as Meredith Tanner
Aline Andrade
as Young Woman
Kasia Kowalczyk
as Demon Creature
Kelly Noonan
as Real Esate Agent
Sebastian Michael Ba...
as Matthew Morello
Jan Broberg Felt
as Meredith Tanner
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Critic Reviews for Haunt

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Making a virtue of unoriginality, this clammy little ghost story, confidently directed by Mac Carter, conjures a whole heap of atmosphere from little more than clever camera angles and bedsheet apparitions.

Full Review… | March 6, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

By the time the final act unleashes its revelations and peril, "Haunt" has felt more like an exercise in formal spookiness than a full-blooded story of lingering malevolence.

Full Review… | March 6, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

There's lots of mixed film stock and screeches on the soundtrack (as in the credits for "Seven"), but this gets annoying, as do the predictable twists.

Full Review… | March 6, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

There is virtually nothing in Mac Carter's horror flick that deviates from the standard haunted house plot (or, in this case, plod).

Full Review… | March 5, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

I've had bigger scares from the windows at FAO Schwarz.

Full Review… | March 5, 2014
New York Observer
Top Critic

The frustration here comes from the filmmakers' inability to present characters with dimension, so that we might come to identify with them and their fears.

Full Review… | March 4, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Haunt


Haunt desperately wants to be Insidious, so much so that it even includes the exact same scare the crap out of you with loud music red title screen. It also features a creepy old lady ghost. The similarities end there, but the film never manages to develop any original horror or true intensity.

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