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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Adam Simon (written by) &
Tim Metcalfe (written by)
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Release Date:
27 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Some things cannot be explained. See more »
Plot:
After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, which turns out to be a former mortuary. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ultimately disappointing, even if I checked the closet an extra time See more (181 total) »

Cast

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Virginia Madsen ... Sara Campbell

Kyle Gallner ... Matt Campbell

Elias Koteas ... Reverend Popescu

Amanda Crew ... Wendy

Martin Donovan ... Peter Campbell

Sophi Knight ... Mary

Ty Wood ... Billy Campbell

Erik J. Berg ... Jonah (as Erik Berg)
John Bluethner ... Ramsey Aickman

D.W. Brown ... Dr. Brooks

John B. Lowe ... Mr. Sinclair

Adriana O'Neil ... Chemo Nurse

Will Woytowich ... Cop
James Durham ... Matt's Cell Mate
Darren Ross ... Paramedic #1

Sarah Constible ... Paramedic #2
Blake Taylor ... 1920's Séance Attendee #1
Keith James ... 1920's Séance Attendee #2
Kelly Wolfman ... 1920's Séance Attendee #3
Jessica Burleson ... 1920's Séance Attendee #4
Matt Kippen ... Strung-Out Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeny Cassady ... 1920's Hero Engraved Corpse #2 (uncredited)
Nicholas Podbrey ... Engraved Ghost (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Cornwell 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Adam Simon (written by) &
Tim Metcalfe (written by)

Produced by
Paul Brooks .... producer
Daniel Farrands .... producer
Brad Kessell .... co-producer
Phyllis Laing .... co-producer
Jeff Levine .... co-producer
Scott Niemeyer .... executive producer
Lesley Oswald .... line producer
Wendy Rhoads .... producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Andrew Trapani .... producer
Norm Waitt .... executive producer
Steve Whitney .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert J. Kral 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Swica 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Elkins 
 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
 
Production Design by
Alicia Keywan 
 
Art Direction by
Edward Bonutto 
 
Set Decoration by
Craig Sandells 
Steve Shewchuk 
 
Costume Design by
Meg McMillan 
 
Makeup Department
Crystal Biloski .... special makeup effects trainee
Joe Colwell .... special makeup effects artist
Ken Culver .... prosthetics technician
Mike Fields .... special makeup effects artist
Alex Ganczar .... special makeup effects trainee
Ediena Hawkes .... key hair stylist
Steven Kostanski .... special makeup effects trainee
Amanda Kuryk .... first assistant makeup artist (as Amanda Lesage)
Jennifer Machnee .... additional special effects makeup artist
Brenda Magalas .... special makeup effects
Todd Masters .... prosthetic makeup designer and supervisor
Doug Morrow .... makeup department head
Sarah Pickersgill .... special makeup effects artist
Nicholas Podbrey .... special effects makeup artist
Nicholas Podbrey .... special effects makeup coordinator
Dan Rebert .... prosthetic makeup designer and supervisor
Catherina Saites .... first assistant hair stylist (as Catharina Saites)
Forest Sala .... head of hair department
Kyla Rose Tremblay .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... post production executive
Koah Kruse .... post-production supervisor
Lesley Oswald .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Richard O'Brien-Moran .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ricardo Alms .... set designer
Ryan Berzuk .... assistant property master
Lloyd Brandson .... co-lead scenic artist
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Joelle Craven .... graphics
Jason Gibbs .... property master
Janet Kusnick .... storyboard artist
Alexis Labra .... on-set dresser
Gordon Lebredt .... set designer
Bill MacInnis .... assistant set decorator
Lisa Manchulenko .... key greens
Robb Paraskevopoulos .... carpenter
Bill Sinosich .... on-set carpenter
Brian Smith .... construction coordinator
Khali Wenaus .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Jesse Dube-Smith .... sound trainee
Luke Dunn Gielmuda .... sound designer
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
James Kusan .... sound recordist
Christine McLeod .... co-sound supervisor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Glen Noseworthy .... foley recordist
Belinda Pattison .... assistant sound editor
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Christopher M. Ray .... assistant re-recording mixer (as Chris Ray)
Ian Robinson .... sound engineer
Adam Sharpe .... foley recordist
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
James Wallace .... sound designer
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
Tony Wyman .... boom operator
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gideon Hay .... special effects makeup
Brian Hillard .... special effects makeup: Masters F/X
James Kozier .... special effects co-coordinator
Cullen Redekop .... special effects assistant
Tim Storvick .... special effects coordinator
Hill Vinot .... sculptor/fabricator: Todd Masters FX
 
Visual Effects by
Austin Basile .... digital compositor
Ann-Marie Blommaert .... visual effects project manager
Landon Bootsma .... digital compositor
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Todd Busch .... visual effects editor
Drake Conrad .... digital colorist
Pete Dionne .... 3d supervisor: Technicolor
Steve Elliott .... visual effects I/O: Technicolor
Colleen Jenkinson .... visual effects producer: Technicolor Creative Services
Stephen Misek .... effects technical director
Erik Nordby .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Price .... visual effects artist
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects executive producer: Technicolor Vancouver
Michael Stewart .... digital compositor: Technicolor
Tomaso Tartarotti .... digital compositor
Patrick Thompson .... digital compositor
Matt Yeoman .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Megan Herkert .... wendy stunt double
Alyssa Jantz .... mary stunt double
Garth Merkeley .... matt stunt double
Chuck Robinson .... off camera stunt driver
Kristen Sawatzky .... sara stunt double
Dan Skene .... on camera stunt driver (as Daniel Skene)
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Sean Skene .... cop stunt double
Richard Thomas .... stunt fireman
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François Balcaen .... key grip
John Clarke .... gaffer
Allen Fraser .... still photographer
Caley Gibson .... camera trainee
Casey Harrison .... second assistant camera
Jason Heke .... second assistant camera
Junichi Hosoi .... steadicam
Jonathan Kennedy .... grip
Ryan McGregor .... camera trainee
W. James Meagher .... lighting technician
William Mills .... dolly grip
Doug Petersen .... grip
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer
Ben Stouffer .... daily electrician
Terry Thiessen .... grip
Brad Vos .... camera operator: 'a' camera
 
Casting Department
Jim Heber .... casting: Canada
Kari Rieger .... extras casting
Joey Ritche .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Dunfield .... key costumer
Amy Sztulwark .... costume buyer
Angela Wells .... costume truck supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Adam M. Duthie .... first assistant editor
Kate Kroll .... post-production coordinator
Jennifer Taylor .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Hal Beckett .... conductor
Hal Beckett .... contractor
Hal Beckett .... supervising music editor
William Boston .... orchestrator
Meagan Carsience .... music editor
Sherri Chung .... orchestrator
Greg Hamilton .... music preparation
Robert J. Kral .... orchestrator
Roger Monk .... score mixer
Milton Nelson .... orchestrator
Vince Renaud .... score mixer
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Marissa Steingold .... solo vocals
Sandy Taronno .... guitar advisor
 
Transportation Department
Scott Quantrell .... driver
Corey Walker .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Lindsay Affleck .... office production assistant
Lesa Andelson .... production counsel
Neal Baksh .... assistant location manager
Matthew Benson .... production executive
Peter Block .... production executive
B. Pat Burns .... rehearsal actor
Paul Courchaine .... first assistant accountant
Laura Daniel .... assistant: Mr. Cornwell
Kiran Dhillon .... office intern
Chris Doss .... executive in charge of finance
Cathie J. Edgar .... location manager
Laura Forrest .... travel services provided by
Andrew Gallinger .... locations key
Suraj Gohill .... production lender
Tamara Harland .... location production assistant
Jennifer Hoffman .... assistant: Mr. Brooks
Cathie Hutfluss .... medical consultant
Robb Inniss .... assistant production coordinator
Robb Inniss .... production coordinator: pre-production
Shannon Jacques .... stand-in
Heather Joyce .... director of marketing: Gold Circle Films
Lisa Knight .... business affairs and post production coordinator
Mary Catherine Little .... assistant: Mr. Niemeyer
Todd Masters .... prosthetics supervisor
Tamara Mauthe .... production coordinator
Allan McGowan .... security
Karly Meola .... assistant: v. madsen
Alanna Mills .... continuity
Alanna Mills .... script supervisor
Nicolas Phillips .... lead lighting technician
Nicholas Podbrey .... prosthetics coordinator
Nicholas Podbrey .... puppeteer
Carmen Reed .... creative consultant
Jayson Schimnowski .... production assistant
Allen Snedeker Sr. .... creative consultant
Dylan Tarason .... executive in charge of production
Kevin Waehner .... assistant: Mr. Kessell
Adam Wilton .... office production assistant
Dylan Woodley .... accounting clerk
Sheila Woodley .... production accountant
Ryan Wuckert .... location scout
Todd Zeller .... unit publicist
 
Thanks
Dalibor Backovic .... special thanks (as Dalibor Backovich)
Peter Block .... special thanks
Kenny Boyce .... we would like to thank: manager of film & special events, city of Winnipeg
Johnny Cash .... in memory of
Jason Constantine .... special thanks
Abby Elkins .... special thanks
Sam Elkins .... special thanks
Suzy Elkins .... special thanks
Eric Gable .... special thanks
Louise O'Brien-Moran .... special thanks
Carole Vivier .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of terror and disturbing images
Runtime:
92 min | 102 min (extended cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Though Elias Koteas' characters appears much older than Virginia Madsen's, he is only six months older than her.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: After Matt escapes the hospital and returns home, Wendy tells Mary to play hide and seek. After Mary runs away to hide Matt finds Wendy and Billy then forces them out of the house. Matt then sets the house on fire. When the parents, reverend, and police show up neither Wendy, nor Billy, mention that Mary is still in the burning house. Not even after the firemen show up to put out the fire does anybody mention Mary. The mother goes in the house to save Matt and is then rescued by the firemen. After Matt and his mother are rescued from the fire nobody mentions Mary. Mary is not seen, or mentioned, after she is told to play hide and seek.See more »
Quotes:
Wendy:But what about you?
Matt Campbell:I'm already dead.
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Movie Connections:
Features The Freshman (1925)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ward 13See more »

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28 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Ultimately disappointing, even if I checked the closet an extra time, 1 June 2009
Author: Simon_Says_Movies from Toronto, ON, Canada

2009. The year of the almost good horror film. Less then half way through this movie season we have had a whole wad of horror/slasher/thriller movies that have come so close yet haven't make the cut. Instead, so far we only have The Univited that can lay claims to being a solid entry, but lagging behind in the just-not-good-enough clan is Friday the 13th, My Bloody Valentine, The Last House on the Left and now The Haunting in Connecticut.

I have actually seen the Discovery Channel documentary of the same name and the movie is not exactly loyal, but does take numerous elements into consideration when crafting this consistently creepy but ultimately familiar ghost flick. I do enjoy a film that relies on atmosphere and character drama to build tension and a sense of dread over the Hostel philosophy that spend all your budget on fake blood is the best way to proceed. Yet, as with many fright flicks the director loses confidence in the audience to stay interested on atmosphere alone and perforates the story with boo moments and just enough clichés to make it forgettable.

Diagnosed with cancer, teenager Matt Campbell (Kyle Gallner) is suffering far more from the lengthy car rides to treatment then he is from his tragic disease. Taking charge, Matt's mother (Virginia Madsen) finds a rental property in Conneticut just a short trip from the clinic. Moving away from their hometown, Matt, his father (martin Donnovan), younger sister and brother (Sophi Knight and Ty Wood), cousin Wendy (Amanda Crew) and mother think that they have found a godsend in the old but charming property. But the home has ties to something far more satanic as strange occurrences begin to plague Matt. Is it his medication, or is something more sinister after the weakened teen?

Director Peter Cornwell builds tension very well throughout the opening half of the film, peppering the atmosphere with terrifying visions from the eyes of Matt. Like most horror films however, things begin to dissolve in the latter portions as we are introduced to the token priest, the boo moments mount and we are subjected to silly flashbacks that do nothing to heighten the mood back to its original lofty footing. Thankfully some credibility is returned in a extremely creepy climax that will make you reconsider hiring a home inspector next time you look to move.

The performances, especially from Madsen and Gallner are quite solid and they keep things grounded as best they can as things go awry. But presenting its PG rating as more of a limitation than an opportunity to raise the bar ultimately left me fairly numb, even if I checked the closet an extra time the night after.

6.5 / 10.0

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