The Haunting in Connecticut 2009

The Haunting in Connecticut

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Though it features a few scares and some creepy atmosphere, The Haunting in Connecticut ultimately relies too much on familiar horror cliches to achieve its goals.

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When their son Matt (Kyle Gallner) receives a diagnosis of cancer, Sara (Virginia Madsen) and Peter (Martin Donovan) Campbell move to Connecticut to be closer to his doctors. At first all is well, but then Matt becomes increasingly disturbed by what appears to be paranormal activity. Sara turns to a priest for help, and the ghosts are seemingly banished -- but Matt's condition takes a sudden and unexplained turn for the worse, and the lives of Sara and the rest of her family are endangered.

Cast & Crew

Virginia Madsen
Sara Campbell
Kyle Gallner
Matt Campbell
Martin Donovan
Peter Campbell
Elias Koteas
Rev. Popescu
Ty Wood
Billy Campbell
Erik Berg
Jonah
Adam Simon
Screenwriter
Tim Metcalfe
Screenwriter
Scott Niemeyer
Executive Producer
Norm Waitt
Executive Producer
Steve Whitney
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Critic Reviews for The Haunting in Connecticut

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Audience Reviews for The Haunting in Connecticut

  • Jan 09, 2014
    Throughout the horror genre, original ideas have given way to formulaic, unoriginal ideas that has been done before. That's exactly the case with The Haunting in Connecticut. This is a film that just fails in delivering tense, memorable scares. The performances are bland, and every actor seems not that interested in their performance. This is one disappointing horror film, one that doesn't have any scares and relies far too much on CGI to create its terror. The result is a film that just isn't inventive, interesting or engaging. I think that's it's a shame because it could have been a good haunted house film, however this is a highly forgettable affair, one that is sure to disappoint any viewer looking for genuine scares. The film started off well, but it quickly lost its appeal when the story started unfolding. Some ideas were interesting, I must admit, but it's something we've seen before. When films tend to recycle ideas under different titles, the genre as a whole suffers, and we have several films in the last few years that show the decline of great horror. However, there has been quite a resurgence of original, terrifying horror that has brought the genre back to its roots. But films like this one are not one of them. The lack of originality is what makes this film not worth seeing, and the film's script is poorly written as if the filmmakers didn't care about turning out a good horror film. The results show for themselves on-screen, and it's not a good film whatsoever. If there was more effort put into this film, then maybe this could have been a great outing, unfortunately it fails.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2013
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  • Jan 05, 2013
    Trying to rationalize why anyone might see ghosts, The Haunting in Connecticut offers another rule to the supernatural world... As far as I know the idea of being close to death giving people a sixth sense is a rather exclusive idea to this film, at least in this case since it includes people with cancer. This film has little to nothing to offer, the only "scare" that got to me was the initial revealing one... From there one the supernatural aspect of this film was too common and therefore not interesting or surprising. I personally think this film works better as a drama / suspense than a horror. I also wasn't a fan of the religious lines in this film, I usually don't mind when horror films include this, but here it didn't work.
    Horrific R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 20, 2012
    I found it pretty creepy in places, Well acted, The story was ok, Probably the only horror film that's made me jump.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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