New in Theaters Review: The Haunting in Connecticut

the_haunting_in_connecticut_movie_poster This weekend I had the opportunity to see 2 movies, one adult & the other for children. First I saw “The Haunting in Connecticut “. In this movie, a family must relocate to Connecticut to be closer to a cancer clinic so that the eldest son can continue with his treatments. The already financially strapped family find a really cheap large home to rent while he’s getting his therapy. Perfect right? Or so they thought, but soon learn the true meaning of “too good to be true”. Upon inhabiting they learn of the house’s sinister past. A past way beyond anything they could have imagined.

Now this movie was based on actual events, which is supposed to add to the fear as well as the intrigue. But other than that fact, this movie I found wasn’t that scary at all. Yes it has some creepy scenes, & imagery which adds to the special effects, but compared to a lot of haunted house movies that I’ve viewed in the past, it’s mediocre in comparison. Virginia Madson plays the mother “Sara Campbell”, which I feel is very convincing as the mother who loves her child & would do anything to keep him alive. Kyle Gallner plays the eldest son “Matt”, the cancer sufferer, who would have gave me the creeps too with that pale blank stare he kept giving members of the family. I give this movie 1 ½ houses out of 4. Again although it is based on actual events, I feel it could have been a lot scarier leaving its viewers thinking twice about the term, “Home Sweet Home”.The movie ran 1 hour and 32mins. It was rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of terror and disturbing images. It was directed by Peter Cornwell. It was written by Tim Metcalfe and Adam Simon. It was produced by Integrated Films & Management. It was distributed by Lionsgate.

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