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 The Haunting in Connecticut 

What grade would you give this film?
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 The Haunting in Connecticut 
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The Haunting in Connecticut is a 2009 American psychological horror film produced by Gold Circle Films and directed by Peter Cornwell. It is supposedly based on the true story of Carmen Reed and her family, as portrayed by author Ray Garton in the book In a Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting (1992). The film's story follows the fictional Campbells as they move into a house (a former mortuary) to mitigate the strains of travel on their cancer-stricken son, Matthew. The family soon becomes haunted by violent and traumatic events from supernatural forces occupying the house.

The Haunting in Connecticut was a moderately successful film at the box office, grossing $76,501,870, but received "generally unfavorable reviews" according to Metacritic. Gold Circle Films has announced the production of two more entries in the franchise, The Haunting in Georgia and The Haunting in New York but noted that neither film would be a direct sequel to "Haunting in Connecticut" and will instead be self-contained films with unique characters.


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I have no idea what happened in this movie. The spirits were angry. There was a burned guy. There were people who worked in a mortuary and they did strange things to people. They carved strange things into their bodies.

I just lost interest in the film whenever Amanda Crew (Sex Drive) is not on screen. When she was there, i was interested because she is smoking hot. When she's not, I felt like refilling my popcorn.

5/10


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This film really looks retarded.

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If anyone sees it, can you please let me know what happened in it. I still can't figure it out.


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I'm pretty sure not even the director knows.


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I was one of the few that actually thought this looked decent and I was really disappointed in it. The first hour or so was incredibly annoying and repetitive. And then the last fifty minutes came and... well, I don't have much to say about it. It was weird, unintentionally hilarious and almost incomprehensable. The one thing that sets this apart from other supernatural films is that the acting is actually really good. Kyle Gallner is absolutely great in his role and I expect some wonderful things from him in the future.

5/10 ( C )

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A creepy atmosphere and some really scary moments save the film.

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I thought it was an entertaining ghost story. Also, Kyle Gallner and Virginia Madsen's performances are both strong.

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I really was expecting the worst although i thought it looked great on the trailer, and its actually good. I jumped a few times...

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The good: It's legit scary sometimes (I jumped quite a few times), really creepy and generally well-acted.

The bad: I have no idea what the hell happened.


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Utterly boring garbage.

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THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT - 4/10 (D+)

Boooooooring. :sleeping: It's also confusing. But I didn't really care what was going on anyway.

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Things I would rather do then relive watching this thing

Read the complete transcripts of the Sotamayer hearings in Welsh while having needles being jammed in my penis.
Having a naked wrestling match with somebody who has lived without a shower in the Mongolian desert for 5 months
Support Manchester United for 10 minutes
Chop off my own left ass cheek cook it with peppers and then eat it.

A Brain sodomizing experience this was.

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I blind purchased this, as a matter of fact, it was the Unrated Edition I purchased cause it looks cool and I always get suckered into the whole "Based on a True Story" element.. Come on, there has to be something good about it?? Your a hard crowd to please..


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You blind purchased this? Why?


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I don't believe this has an Unrated version? Anyway, you chose a poor movie to blind buy. I usually only blind buy the ones that are supposed to be really good and aren't widely available in stores, like EDEN LAKE. You should blind buy that, or INSIDE. Not this boring crap. Maybe you'll like it though. I don't care much for most supernatural horror flicks myself.

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Mike wrote:
I don't believe this has an Unrated version? Anyway, you chose a poor movie to blind buy. I usually only blind buy the ones that are supposed to be really good and aren't widely available in stores, like EDEN LAKE. You should blind buy that, or INSIDE. Not this boring crap. Maybe you'll like it though. I don't care much for most supernatural horror flicks myself.


Yes, it has an Unrated version that I purchased at Walmart for 25 Bucks.. It does exist..


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zingy wrote:
You blind purchased this? Why?


Cause I think I'm easier to please than many of you film snobs are and I dig supernatural movies with taglines of "Based on a True Story" angle..


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Only BKB would consider me a film snob. :funny:


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Well, I blind purchased this movie like weeks ago and finally got around to watching it and the deal is: Is that I didn't finish watching it, even after 2 days of trying to finish watching it cause it was so damn boring and I mean BORING.. Christ, normally, I'm a sucker for the whole "Based on a True Story" angle, but I really find it hard to grasp that any of this was even remotely true.. The short end of this movie is this: A family rents or purchases this home which is supposed to be closer to the Hospital that the family commutes to and from with their sick and dying son who has cancer.. In the process of doing so, they encounter weird shit in the house they've moved into such as a room down in the basement that was once used for embalming dead bodies, but even more weird was the fact that the mortician had a fetish for "Necromania" which is stealing dead bodies from the cemetary in an effort to bring them back to life somehow while also cutting off their eyelids.. The jumps and scares are few and far between with the occasional ghostly image appearing in a mirror or when a TV is shut off, you can see them walking in the glare of the TV and kitchen light.. The problem with this movie is that it wanted to be "The AMITYVILLE HORROR" along with "The EXORCIST" and I'm sorry, but both those movies were so much more believeable than this movie.. I wish I could've finished watching it to the end, but what can I say?? It sucked to high heaven which means I must've been high when I blind purchased this..

Grade: No grade for not finishing it, but would probably give it a "D" if I were to give this a grade and that's being generous.. Rarely do I Begin watching a movie only to not finish it unless it's just bad...


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I'm impressed, BKB. I thought this was a guaranteed A since you bought it and all.


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zingy wrote:
I'm impressed, BKB. I thought this was a guaranteed A since you bought it and all.


Nah.. The movie really is ass.. I'm using it as a doorstop right now...


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Mike wrote:
I don't believe this has an Unrated version? Anyway, you chose a poor movie to blind buy. I usually only blind buy the ones that are supposed to be really good and aren't widely available in stores, like EDEN LAKE. You should blind buy that, or INSIDE. Not this boring crap. Maybe you'll like it though. I don't care much for most supernatural horror flicks myself.


Yes, it has an Unrated version that I purchased at Walmart for 25 Bucks.. It does exist..


God, even I only blind bought it for $5.

Anyway, I didn't finish it either. I just didn't get what they were going for. Like someone said, acting's fine. But the rest? Not. Thrills for the sake of thrills.

Grade: D+

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