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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  27 March 2009 (USA)
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After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik J. Berg ...
Jonah (as Erik Berg)
John Bluethner ...
Chemo Nurse
James Durham ...
Matt's Cell Mate
Darren Ross ...
Paramedic #1


Charts one family's encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now terror awaits when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the dead, returns to unleash horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£1,127,679 (UK) (27 March 2009)


$55,325,526 (USA) (8 May 2009)

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Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren, who are known for involvement in The Amityville Horror case, were investigators for this case. See more »


The movie takes place in 1987 and features Ward 13. See more »


[Matt and Wendy sitting at the table looking at things they found in the floorboards]
Wendy: [looking at Matt] What?
Matt Campbell: [looking at a picture of Jonah] Nothing.
Wendy: Matt, come on, just give me a chance.
Matt Campbell: [shows her the picture of Jonah] I've seen him.
Wendy: Shut up.
Matt Campbell: [puts away the picture of Jonah] Gave you a chance.
Wendy: I'm sorry, okay? Just go on. Please.
Matt Campbell: [shows Wendy the picture of Jonah again] I thought that I was hallucinating, but I have seen this kid, almost every day since we've been here. Okay, I wake up in the ...
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References Suspiria (1977) See more »


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Composed by Hal Beckett (as Hal Foxton Beckett)
Performed by Hal Beckett (as Hal Foxton Beckett)
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Truly scary and not in a predictable way
14 July 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I have to vote 9 out of 10 for this one! I really don't get impressed that easily with horror movies and I wasn't really excited to see this one ... it was just another night with another horror movie..

But then ... I was amazed with the director's geniality and the way he can scare us when we least expect.

It kind of reminds me of movies like The Exorcism of Emily Rose but in a good way ... it's dark, it's cool and a nice movie to watch if you want to be amazed with a movie. You really get the nerves on during the movie and it plays you well. As for the acting, it is quite obvious but all in all it's not that bad. You can really see the effort to make it look real. The soundtrack has its way through your brain not getting that much annoying and keeping you awake in case you're watching it at a late time. Although it is really difficult to fall asleep cause you often get a surprise or two ... and people pop out of nowhere... That's the good part! Enjoy it ;-)

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