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 … More

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
Runtime:
IFC Films - Official Site

Cast


as Samantha

as Janet Morello

as Emily Asher

as Alan Asher

as Sara Asher

as Anita Asher

as Franklin Morello

as Matthew Morello

as Oldest Morello Daugh...

as Youngest Morello Dau...

as Meredith Tanner

as Young Woman

as Demon Creature

as Real Esate Agent

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

Full Review… | March 5, 2014
New York Observer
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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
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