Horror, Interrupted (A Review of The Haunting in Connecticut)

July 28, 2012 in General Topics, Other Stuff

The Haunting in ConnecticutI watched The Haunting in Connecticut last week, and unfortunately the film reminded me how Hollywood ruins a good ghost story.

Set in the mid-eighties, the movie follows the alleged experiences of the Campbells, a family that buys a home in Connecticut in an effort to be nearer the facility treating their son, Matt, for cancer. Tired of hauling the ailing teen long trips to the hospital, mom finds a deal on a local house that seems too good to be true.

And of course it is, and the building has a dark history, and this is fine, because otherwise, there would be no story. It’s also fine — in principle — that the film says it is “based on a true story”.

What isn’t fine is what it does to that story.
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