Based on a chilling true story, 'The Haunting in Connecticut' charts one family's terrifying, real-life encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlour where inconceivable acts occured, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now unspeakable horror awaits, when Jonah returns to unleash a new kind of horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family.
I entered the room when this was on, not knowing someone had decided to watch it... I almost literally peed myself. Throughout the movie, I was regularly hiding behind cushions and to be honest, while I am no hard nut, I have not been so spooked by a film in years. Definately worth watching... Not scary in the sick, psychotic way, just a good story with lots and lots of jumping going on!
Poor Haunted House Effort
- The Haunting in Connecticut review by Jawbreaker
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Ever since Robert Wise directed The Haunting, the benchmark for the haunted house genre was set. Sadly most films have failed since, with directors failing to cultivate any sense of fear or loathing. Here we have another Amityville wannabe, again based on so called true events. While the facts are open for the debate the quality of this film is obvious. Cornwell relies on special effects rather than skill, turning this film into an extended episode of the X-Files, as the kids solve the mystery. Elias Koteas is excellent and the only reason to watch this poor effort.