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

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A young family moves into a historic home in Georgia, only to learn they are not the house's only inhabitants. Soon they find themselves in the presence of a secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Spencer ... Lisa Wyrick
Morgana Shaw ... Lisa's Mother
Emily Alyn Lind ... Heidi Wyrick
Chad Michael Murray ... Andy Wyrick
Grant James ... Mr. Gordy
Katee Sackhoff ... Joyce
Mary Louise Coffee Mary Louise Coffee ... Lady Ghost Guide
Lauren Pennington Lauren Pennington ... Nell (as Lauren Whitney Pennington)
Sam Polin Sam Polin ... Burlap Station Master - 1993
Lance E. Nichols ... Pastor Wells
Jaren Mitchell ... Levi
Cicely Tyson ... Mama Kay
Brad James ... Prentiss
Wayne Pére ... Station Master - 1858
Hunter Burke ... Arthur the Conductor
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Building on the terror of The Haunting in Connecticut, this tale traces a young family's nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy Wyrick moves his wife Lisa and daughter Heidi to a historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house's only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa's free-spirited sister, Joyce, the family soon comes face-to-face with a mystery born of a deranged desire ... a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path. Written by Lionsgate

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Rated R for some disturbing horror content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2013 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunting in Georgia See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,127,434
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Gold Circle Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Emily Alyn Linds is the daughter of Barbara Alyn Woods. Barbara Alyn Woods played Chad Michael Murray's stepmother on the show One Tree Hill (2003) See more »

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According to the dates on the screen, the moon is full on three nights in July over a period of 20 days. See more »

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Follows The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) See more »

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Sometimes decent but mostly bland and uninspired non sequel
2 February 2013 | by mdnobles19See all my reviews

For a standalone sequel The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia could have been far more worse. The film had some freaky visuals, a few old-fashioned frights and decent enough acting and an appropriate atmosphere to fit the mold. I think the title should just be Ghosts of Georgia because the film has no relation to the first movie and it's not even based in Connecticut, it seems obvious that was a cash grab decision. This new story is purposively based on actual events about the Wyrick family and even has a made for TV. Reenactment film called A Haunting in Georgia, which I haven't seen but I'm interested now. The back-story on why this paranormal disturbance is happening was dealt with in a non hard-hitting way and wasn't effective. The story/script just has several gaps and flaws that holds the film back and wasn't genuine or believable.

The performances were decent but not great. Abigail Spenser plays Lisa Wyrick, a mother and wife who is struggling with a passed down gift of seeing and speaking with the dead, her sister and daughter also seem to have this suppose gift. Abigail was the highlight of this lackluster horror film and carries most of the weight and but the script limited her performance. Chad Michael Murray plays the father Andy Wyrick and gives a pretty bland performance and doesn't have much of a part. Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica fame plays the sister of Lisa, Joyce Wyrick, who also has the gift of seeing the dead. Katee gives a lively performance but like Chad's character there wasn't much to her role even though she has one of the more memorable moments in the film, which involve needle threads coming out of her mouth. Emily Alyn Lind plays Heidi Wyrick the young daughter of Lisa Wyrick, who starts to show signs of contacting the dead. She surprisingly holds her own as she plays one of the key roles in the film. All in all the performances were OK but their script lacked depth and charisma.

Director, Tom Elkins who is also the editor of this film and the first one, as well as the editor of a couple of other horror films, most notably the superior sequel to White Noise, White Noise 2: The Light. Tom seems like a gifted editor, but as a first time Director he has some learning to do as this horror film looks like it should be on ABC family. The just wasn't a solid direction to this film; its subject matter should have been more powerful. Writer David Coggeshall has only written for television shows before like the short lived Watch Over Me series. The elements of a good ghost story is there because of the true story aspect of the film, but David Coggeshall didn't put it into good use and created something uninspired and vague.

Overall, forget about the beginning of the movie's title and just go with Ghosts of Georgia because it's not a sequel to The Haunting in Connecticut, it's a completely different story. It was neat at the end credits to see a picture of the actual family on which this film is based on. Their true story is probably far more interesting and terrifying than the actual film being presented. The film had tiny moments of creepiness and intrigue with grotesque imagery but the pacing was slow, it was scare free for the most part, didn't take advantage of the back-story and was mostly an unoriginal affair. An unnecessary and pointless sequel that isn't really a sequel.


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