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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Erik J. Berg ... Jonah (as Erik Berg)
John Bluethner John Bluethner ... Ramsey Aickman
D.W. Brown ... Dr. Brooks
John B. Lowe ... Mr. Sinclair
Adriana O'Neil ... Chemo Nurse
Will Woytowich ... Cop
James Durham James Durham ... Matt's Cell Mate
Darren Ross ... Paramedic #1
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Storyline

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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What if the only explanation for what you saw was unbelievable? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extrañas apariciones See more »

Filming Locations:

Teulon, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,004,765, 29 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,389,516

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,527,732
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Runtime:

| (extended cut)

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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are some authentic (i.e. not mocked up especially for the occasion) photos purporting to show ectoplasm in this movie. However, though they were seized upon as authentic at the time; most people now acknowledge that what is shown is regurgitated cheesecloth. (Mary Roach's "Spook") See more »

Goofs

When the family is huddled on the bed, you can see reflections in the brass rails. (There is no fireplace lit [fire reflection] and no ghosts are present at that time.) See more »

Quotes

[reciting a poem]
Matt Campbell: One bright day in the middle of the night, two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. A deaf policeman heard the noise and came and killed those two dead boys.
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Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Feetsball Fun
Composed by Hal Beckett (as Hal Foxton Beckett)
Performed by Hal Beckett (as Hal Foxton Beckett)
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Scared me awake...
28 March 2009 | by nabeel1127See all my reviews

This movie did honestly scare the crap out of me. All I watch is scary movies, and I never get scared, especially with the crap they produce lately. But this one was different. Yes, they used cheap scares, and noises, and "dark man in corner" tricks.. but really, after a few decades of scary movies, new tricks become sparse. The only difference becomes the execution of the cheap trick, and I thought the execution was very good. And I see a lot of people talking about how its "just another ghost story"... well, yes. Ghosts haunt houses, appear in your sleep, bother you, scare you... the works. That is agreed on by those of us who believe in ghosts. Plus, a ghost haunting a random neck of the woods would just be stupid (or a stupid twist to Jason). Only reason I didn't give the movie a 10 was because they had some stupid stuff happening (like taking a shower in a house you officially know is haunted). Cast was well picked, script was pretty decent. Go watch it.

OH, and the story, not even all that predictable.. and I should know, I guessed the end of the first two Saw movies.


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