Haunt Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
Given a better script -- or at least, one that was a little more self-aware -- Haunt could have been a solid scare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
May 8, 2014
A respectably old-school chiller that feels sort of refreshing, even if it doesn't leave much of an impression.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 7, 2014
a nice little slumber party thriller to watch with the lights off
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 6, 2014
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.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2014
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.
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
March 6, 2014
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
March 5, 2014
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 5, 2014
I've had bigger scares from the windows at FAO Schwarz.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
March 4, 2014
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.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
March 3, 2014
A humdrum, even irritating slog that, safe to say, won't be giving anyone a sleepless night.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
February 28, 2014
Mac Carter repeatedly compromises his intuitive, and often elegantly framed, glances at his main characters' teenage blues by too busily going through amateur-night gesticulations of spooking his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
The Dissolve
February 14, 2014
[Haunt] assumes [clichés] are all a horror audience craves, even if the events as a whole lack the slightest semblance of logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
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Peter Labuza
Variety
February 12, 2014
A classical haunted-house thriller with perhaps little that's out of the ordinary for the genre, but occasionally inventive execution.
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
February 10, 2014
Just like waking up in bed with a ghostly grannie, Haunt is a horrifying jolt of energy that executes on all fronts - and has a blast doing so.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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