Review: The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

Posted in DVD Reviews, Reviews by - May 05, 2013
Review: The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

SYNOPSIS:

Andy and Lisa Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray and Abigail Spencer), along with their young daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) move into a secluded farm house in the Georgia countryside. When Heidi begins to see ghosts of their new home’s previous residents, Lisa realizes her daughter has the ability to see the spirits of the dead who remain behind, much like herself. With the help of Lisa’s sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff), the family begins to uncover the links between the supernatural haunting and events that lead back to a horrible tragedy during the 1800′s.

REVIEW:

Based on true events, David Coggeshall’s screenplay and Tom Elkins’ directorial debut are saddled with the horrible tacked on title A Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, a misleading moniker that does the film a terrible injustice. The film’s title is the obvious result of a studio trying to capitalize on whatever name brand or previous success, not matter how minor, that the film A Haunting in Connecticut managed to dredge up back in 2009. To be fair, that film did take in $55 million – which is no chump change – and director Tom Elkins did serve as the editor of the 2009 film. However, the two films have very little, if anything, in common other than being ghost stories based on true stories – which seems to be just enough. Combine the insulting title along with a dismal trailer used to promote the film, it was quite a shock to discover that the film is actually an impressive and well crafted little horror tale. While it is uneven and derivative, A Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia manages to contain a number of chilling and frightening scenes, a couple of creepy ghosts and a solid cast lead by Abigail Spencer and Katee Sackhoff.

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This post was written by Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.