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The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

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Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 4

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Building on the terror of A Haunting in Connecticut, this horrifying tale traces a young family's nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray, House of Wax) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer, TV's "Mad Men") and daughter Heidi to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house's only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa's free-spirited sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff, TV's "Battlestar Galactica"), the family soon comes

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Apr 15, 2013

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The rotting corpses, projectile insect vomit, and creepy geezers in black arrive pretty much on cue, as does the great Cicely Tyson as the obligatory old blind woman who "sees" more than most people with two good eyes.

February 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Ultimately nothing more than a decrepit vehicle for the moldiest of scary-movie clichés: screechy specters, inane character behavior and jump scares that a toddler could anticipate minutes ahead of time.

February 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Some decent scares are provided in this refreshingly low-key ghost story.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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This sequel in name only is a superior pic in almost every possible way, and deserves better than the half-hearted dump -- limited theatrical exposure day-and-date with VOD release -- it's been given by Lionsgate.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Well-worn hokum.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Film.com
Film.com
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The filmmakers trot out slavery as a general sins-of-the-past signifier and then have no idea what to really do with such a painful real-world issue.

January 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Watch this and you'll wonder why Hollywood persists with haunted house horrors when they've literally been done to death. Perhaps setting one in a rip-off bank would give us some much needed change.

November 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

Not a truly terrible film, just completely underwhelming and anonymous.

November 1, 2013 Full Review Source: The List
The List

Obtuse characters, flimsy narrative and an over-reliance on horror clichés.

October 29, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Much like Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel Beloved, this horror film explores the legacy of slavery and -- just kidding.

March 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is a good time killer and perfect for a rainy day inside

March 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Dread Central

The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is just as tired a haunting film as its predecessor, failing to signify itself as a uniquely entertaining horror experience.

February 8, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

I'm not sure why the producers even bothered to dramatize the story if they weren't going to keep tight on the details, but I suppose there are greater mysteries in play here. Top of that list: What happened to Connecticut?

February 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
Blu-ray.com

Credibly acted and hardly much worse than the original, but just as bereft of atmosphere and by-the-numbers.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

Besides having one of the worst titles in recent memory, this formulaic horror flick doesn't have much originality to boot.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com
Cinemalogue.com

An hour of miscellaneous visions that will make more sense once Act II lurches to a close and we finally get to the good stuff.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: FEARnet
FEARnet

Audience Reviews for The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

Sequel to The Haunting in Connecticut is yet another unimpressive, bland sequel that doesn't add anything new to the first film. The ideas here are strained, and it's just another one of those films that was made to make more money, without any concern of creating something truly terrifying and atmospheric. This is a forgettable film, one that has a poor cast of actors that really don't have any screen presence and seem bored in their parts. The film is dull and unimpressive. The film lacks depth, and the scares are nonexistent. There is no effort put into this film, and it's a shame because like the first one, this film had the opportunity of being a very good film, instead it wastes its potential on cheap scares that don't work whatsoever. This film is awful, and it is a lacking film in terms of horror material, and it just threads old ideas that we've seen many times before. Like Its predecessor, this film just doesn't have the goods to really be a great horror film. Don't go into this film expecting anything great, it's a waste of time. The film is just garbage, the sheer lack of creativity is apparent throughout, and overall it's a prime example of how not to make a horror sequel. I really don't know why they made a follow up, it was unnecessary as the first film was forgettable. This follow up is just boring and uninteresting, if you've seen the original, then skip this one as it never is anything truly engaging or memorable for that matter. In fact, this is lazy filmmaking, and the filmmakers clearly can't make something to really capture the viewer's interest, and the filmmakers rely too much on predictability and old ideas that makes this film pretty bad.
January 10, 2014
TheDudeLebowski65
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Has all the makings of a traditional horror story but falls to even give you a thrill.
Enjoyed the first one which was creepy but this fails to impress.
September 16, 2013
FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

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three star
May 25, 2013
YodaMasterJedi
MisterYoda ?

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This is one of those rare occasion were you don't even need to read my review or see the rating to know this horror is bad. You don't even need to see any of the trailers or know its a sequel to know it's bad. Just the idea the title has two different location in its title.

So "The Haunting In Connecticut" that actually takes place in Georgia is about a new family moving into a new house in the middle of the woods. This horror is simply dull to sit through. None of the characters are interesting, has a premise that been overuse with no surprises, no focus of any kind, and takes no advantage of its interesting ideas. So not only does this movie have a huge subplot relating to slavery and an person that help slaves escape but also a mother who has the ability to see ghosts with a daughter who discover she has the same abilities too. These aspects are interesting, but are never use creatively use for the plot going to waste on what could have been interesting material to explore. Another problem it tries to hard to scare you. Within the first minute it tires to scare us with a ghost, and within the span of ten minutes it also tries to scare us with a Raccoon. Serious director, A RACCOON! Now a real shocker is this being an R rated movie there's no really nothing here that's R material. There's litter blood and no gore of any kind. I actually mistaken this for being PG-13 before seeing the rating.

Now despite the low rating it's not painful to sit through, it's just boring. The acting is okay and only one of the actors is ever annoying. That annoying character is played by Abigail Spencer who is quite possibly the most "Worst Mother In A Horror I've Seen" yet. Spencer character ignores helping out her daughter most of the time, doesn't listen to anyone, and refuses to move out of the haunted house despite her family lack of safety. As for child actor Emily Alyn Lind is not annoying. She's mostly quiet for the most part and seeing how she has a terrible, terrible mother you'll be rooting for the other family member to live to protect her. Though the father does live his scared daughter in the middle of the forest, but at least the father character is not as stupid as the mother. I particularly hate the mother character which is why it has a very force final act that tries to make her likable but fails since it's a very contrived resolution.

The Haunting in Georgia (not Connecticut) is a dull horror movie with nothing new and despite being R SPOILERS no deaths of any kind. It's a boring horror movie, but to it's credit it not entirely dreadful to sit through like other horror movies I've encountered (*cough* Deathbed *cough).
February 4, 2013
Cinema-Maniac
Caesar Mendez

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    1. Heidi Wyrick: I told you something bad happened here.
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    1. Heidi Wyrick: I see things.
    – Submitted by Chris P (15 months ago)
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