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Haunter Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 24, 2015
A lovely homage to haunted house cinema -- and a very crafty ghost story in its own right.
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
April 4, 2014
It's hard to dislike a film that has so much fun with the idea that for isolated teens, every day is like Sunday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dee Rudebeck
April 3, 2014
A good performance from Breslin keeps tension alive, but hope for a really scary and inventive fright dies screaming in the basement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Curtis Woloschuk
Total Film
April 2, 2014
Though [Natali's] haunted-house tale ultimately lacks the strong storytelling its high concept calls for, it still compels with its ambition, occasional eloquence, and heart-in-the-right- place vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
February 8, 2014
A tightly wound slow-burn ghost story that blends the best elements of the genre... could have certainly held its own in theaters with a little positive word of mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
December 19, 2013
Inspiration seems to come from Groundhog Day, Beetlejuice and even The Shining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Prigge
November 14, 2013
Without distraction, attention can drift to the poor, cheesy lo-fi effects, which look as shifty as they did in Natali's 'Cypher,' but without the relentlessly nutty plot twists that jerk us merrily around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 7, 2013
...Natali's weakest film since 2003's Nothing...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Elias Savada
Film Threat
October 29, 2013
Haunter isn't an extraordinary ghost tale, but it's got a nice lyrical blend of fear, gloom, and unsettling evil moments...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2013
"Haunter" offers a freaky, visceral experience - without a hint of gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 23, 2013
A dull, confusing movie for which nobody bothered to provide a script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 21, 2013
A very entertaining amalgam of "The Others" and "Amityville Horror"...
Dustin Putman
October 21, 2013
Never completely loses the viewer's interest, but the edgy, enigmatic would-be momentum goes slack in the second half as the slim plot extends to 97 minutes when 80 would have made for a tauter experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 18, 2013
Cult director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) has come up with an unusual, refreshing take on a typical ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Simon Abrams
October 18, 2013
"Haunter" has a solid setup, but the further Natali and King coax you into their labyrinth, the harder it becomes to appreciate what initially made their film so promising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
October 18, 2013
The plot spirals into increasing fuzziness ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
October 17, 2013
Lifted by the sepulchral Stephen McHattie as Lisa's nemesis, the film's frazzled thought experiment becomes an adequate yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Josh Modell
AV Club
October 17, 2013
The occasionally intriguing, but ultimately middling Haunter is caught in some kind of gauzy haunted-house purgatory between a girl-powered YA story and a ghostly serial-killer mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Schager
The Dissolve
October 16, 2013
Regrettably, while Haunter is initially intriguing...it soon proves incapable of unraveling its conceit, except through excessively convoluted means.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Calum Marsh
Village Voice
October 15, 2013
Has an elegance roughly on par with a Goosebumps novel, refusing to follow its own contradictory rules and barely sustaining a pretense of internal logic.
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