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Writers (WGA):
Adam Simon (written by) &
Tim Metcalfe (written by)
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27 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)

Directed by
Peter Cornwell 
Writing credits
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
Beth Ann McIvor .... special makeup effects trainee
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
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
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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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of terror and disturbing images
92 min | 102 min (extended cut)
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The poem "As I was going up the stair / I met a man who wasn't there. / He wasn't there again today / I wish, I wish he'd go away" was written by Hughes Mearns.See more »
Anachronisms: At the beginning of the film, the father mentions that he would look the house up on the Internet. The Internet was not widely used for consumer or commercial use during this time. The Internet did not become used for such commercial use until the mid to late 1990s.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 middle of the night, and it feels like he's been inside me, looking out through my eyes. One bright day in the middle of the night, two dead boys got up to fight, okay, me and him, we're just two dead boys.
Wendy:Maybe this place is haunted. Either way, I mean, we have to find out who put these things under the floorboards and why.
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22 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
In the Borderline of Two Worlds, 26 July 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Matt Campbell (Kyle Gallner) has a terminal cancer and is submitted to an experimental treatment in the St. Michael's Hospital Goatswood in Connecticut. The responsible for the trial, Dr. Brooks (D.W. Brown), advises that if Matt starts seeing things, he should drop the experiment. His religious mother Sara (Virginia Madsen) drives almost eight hours with her son since he has nausea and needs to vomit during the travel. She proposes her husband Peter (Martin Donovan), who had trouble with booze, to rent a house in Connecticut to be close to the hospital despite their second mortgage. Sara finds an old house with an affordable price and she questions the catch to the owner and he explains that the house has a history, since it was a funeral home in the past. Sara hides the truth from Peter and the family moves to the house. While in the treatment, Matt befriends Reverend Popescu (Elias Koteas), who has also cancer. When Matt has weird visions and nightmares from the past, he calls Popescu that tells him that an evil entity is trapped in the house and they are able to see him because they are in the borderline of the worlds of the living and the dead.

"The Haunting in Connecticut" is an above average movie of haunted house since it blends a very well developed family drama with spooky scenes of a ghost story. There are many realist situations like the bad financial situation of the Campbells that are usually forgotten in American movies. Further, there is a beautiful message of faith, and Sara truly believes that God works in a mysterious way. The drinking problem of Peter and how it affected the relationship with Sara is just glanced and could be better explored. I do not like the sensationalism that highlights on the cover of the DVD that the story is based on a true event since this movie is better than that. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Evocando Espíritos" ("Evoking Spirits")

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