The Haunting in Connecticut
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The Haunting in Connecticut
Inspired by the frightening true-life tale of a family that moved into a converted funeral home and subsequently fell under supernatural attack, director Peter Cornwell's The Haunting in Connecticut follows the quest of a desperate mother to free her family from the grip of an evil beyond human comprehension. Sara (Virginia Madsen) and Peter Campbell (Martin Donovan) have just moved to Connecticut with their young son, Matt, when the young boy experiences a series of disturbing events that lead him to believe a malevolent force is attempting to take control of his family. Back when the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Madsen barely emotes during the ensuing flood of hokey scare tactics."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"Connecticut: not very haunty."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"A run-of-the-mill spooker that often opts for Dolby jolts and Avid farts over character investment."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"After about the 35th boo scare in as many minutes, the unfailingly cheesy "The Haunting in Connecticut" joins a growing legion of 2009 films offering self-reflective commentary on their own crappiness: "We're bored," shouts a baby brother."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Not as scary as 2005's 'Amityville Horror' but good nonetheless."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"The Haunting in Connecticut operates like someone leaning in behind you and yelling. At first, it makes you jump. The 200th time, it's just annoying."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Eventually the whole thing ends as these B-movies usually do -- with false denouements, sudden conflagrations and forced happy endings that leave the audience groaning and prematurely grabbing for their coats."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Una supuesta historia real sirve de base para un drama familiar enmarcado en un cuento de fantasmas. Nada nuevo. Previsible y efectista."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Virginia Madsen and Kyle Gallner give their all to at least anchor some emotional reality to the fairly routine enterprise."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"If you can solve 0 plus 0, you can predict the ending."
‑ Clay Cane,
"Haunting suffers for its need to be sold as a straight-up horror film, and the fact it has been seemingly retrofitted as such."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"[W]hite people haven't learned much in the quarter-century since Eddie Murphy's classic disquisition on The Amityville Horror."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"The movie works hard for your money and should theoretically be scarier than the cut rate television production. But it's not. Not by a mile."
‑ Brian Holcomb, Kinetofilm
"Woe be to you if you don't see this film in a theater packed with back talking New Yorkers. Because then you might be forced to concentrate on what's on screen."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, UGO
"the film may indeed be a little dumb at times, it nevertheless proves to be an effective horror-thriller"
‑ Sean McBride, Sean the Movie Guy
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