Synopsis: Based on a true story, The Haunting in Connecticut chronicles one family’s encounter with the supernatural when they move into an old house in Connecticut.
Release Date: March 27, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Horror, Thriller
The Haunting in Connecticut carefully blends the suspense of a thriller with the all-out fright of a horror movie. With perfectly placed scares, that will make you jump just enough in your seat, to a mind-boggling story you cannot imagine to actually be based on real events it provides the necessities to keep you in the moment. The Haunting in Connecticut’s main fault, and what ultimately makes it only worthy of a small part of your time, is as it progresses it moves far away from the believable and into the world of the strange and indescribable. To take liberty with a story in order to make it more cinematic is at times necessary, but The Haunting in Connecticut goes one step too far.
If it is true that films based on actual events are scarier than those created from the imagination, The Haunting in Connecticut only secures the consensus.
Makeup and Hairstyling
With a wealth of corpses that have had words (if you can call them that) etched into the skin upon death the movie surpasses the ordinary in makeup effects. The effect not only disturbs you as a viewer but it adds a level of horror based on the pure fact that this happened to people. The movie magic the makeup creates in The Haunting in Connecticut is just that, magical; in the most disgusting, disturbing, and frightening way possible.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Peter Cornwell, Andrew Trapani
- Producer(s): Adam Simon, Tim Metcalfe
- Cast: Virginia Madsen (Sara Campbell), Kyle Gallner (Matt Campbell), Elias Koteas (Reverend Popescu), Amanda Crew (Wendy), Martin Donovan (Peter Campbell), Sophi Knight (Mary Campbell), Ty Wood (Billy Campbell)
- Editor(s): Tom Elkins
- Cinematographer: Afam Swica
- Production Designer(s): Alicia Keywan
- Country Of Origin: USA