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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
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
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 21, 2013
A very entertaining amalgam of "The Others" and "Amityville Horror"...
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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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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Joe Leydon
October 14, 2013
Abigail Breslin is effective enough to generate a rooting interest in the plucky protagonist of the piece, and to sustain interest when narrative logic turns fuzzy.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 14, 2013
Clever haunted-house pic will please more than hardcore fright fans.
Staci Layne Wilson
Inside Horror
October 9, 2013
Deft direction, strong performances, and an absorbing story elevate Haunter to the status of one of the better 'family' horror films of recent years.
Travis Hopson
October 6, 2013
It's a puzzling, beautifully constructed reverse ghost story that shows Natali is unafraid to push the envelope regardless of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
September 2, 2013
the clever ideas quickly give way to a more straightforward - and therefore less satisfying - battle between good and evil (resolved explicitly in terms of heaven and hell).
William Bibbiani
March 15, 2013
Clever, unexpected, and elevated by an engaging leading lady performance from Abigail Breslin. It's also convoluted as hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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William Goss
March 13, 2013
Haunter continues the close-but-no-cigar tradition of Natali's post-Cube endeavors.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
March 10, 2013
The biggest pleasures here come from how thought-through and rigorous this weird little universe is; how Natali and King commit fully to their story and follow it through to a satisfying conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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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
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