The Haunting in Connecticut
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 27, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2009
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it features a few scares and some creepy atmosphere, The Haunting in Connecticut ultimately relies too much on familiar horror cliches to achieve its goals.

Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly

Madsen barely emotes during the ensuing flood of hokey scare tactics.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Connecticut: not very haunty.

Scott Weinberg

If you're a big fan of creaking floorboards, sudden jolts, and abandoned funeral homes, go nuts.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

William Goss

A run-of-the-mill spooker that often opts for Dolby jolts and Avid farts over character investment.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Haunting suffers for its need to be sold as a straight-up horror film, and the fact it has been seemingly retrofitted as such.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

[W]hite people haven't learned much in the quarter-century since Eddie Murphy's classic disquisition on The Amityville Horror.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una supuesta historia real sirve de base para un drama familiar enmarcado en un cuento de fantasmas. Nada nuevo. Previsible y efectista.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Though it does have its moments and a nice, creepy atmosphere, it seems more like a movie made for TV, with cheap production values, a lot of annoying clichés… More
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Alex roy
Throughout the horror genre, original ideas have given way to formulaic, unoriginal ideas that has been done before. That's exactly the case with The… More
Lee ?
The PR campaign that accompanied the release of this one was quite misleading but very clever in coaxing people to the cinemas and video rental stores to see… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
The ads made it look spooky as heck, but it was pretty tame. I liked the ending, which came as a nice surprise which horror films never dare. Hard to believe… More
Unknown Hobo
I will never understand why this film received such terrible reviews. As recycled horror storylines go, this movie offered believable acting, genuinely creepy… More