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The Haunting in Connecticut

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Allen Fraser

The Haunting in Connecticut

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
92 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/19/09
performer:
Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Kyle Gallner
director:
Peter Cornwell
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Tim Metcalfe, Adam Simon
genre:
Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

In the grand tradition of horror movies relvolving around scary houses, the suburban home occupied by Sara Campbell (Madsen) and her cancer-stricken son (Veronica Mars‘ Gallner) looks perfectly charming by day. But at night, its nooks become shadows from which a secret emerges: The building was once a mortuary, and its former occupants haven’t all left yet. Madsen barely emotes during the ensuing flood of hokey scare tactics, but The Haunting in Connecticut is smart enough to put much of its weight on Gallner, a lively presence with a terrifically sour mug that makes him look like a mutual cousin of Willem Dafoe and Peter Lorre. C-

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