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Haunter (2013)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 17 October 2013 (Ukraine)
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A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writer:

Brian King
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Abigail Breslin ... Lisa
Peter Outerbridge ... Bruce
Michelle Nolden ... Carol
Stephen McHattie ... Pale Man (as Steven McChattie)
Peter DaCunha ... Robbie
Samantha Weinstein ... Frances
Eleanor Zichy ... Olivia
David Hewlett ... Olivia's Father
Sarah Manninen ... Olivia's Mother
Martine Campbell Martine Campbell ... Olivia's Sister
David Knoll David Knoll ... Edgar
Michelle Coburn ... Mary Brooks
Tadhg McMahon ... Edgar's Father
Marie Dame ... Edgar's Mother
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SPOILER: In 1985, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Lisa discovers that she is stuck in time, living the same day over and over with her parents Bruce and Carol and her little brother Robbie. Soon she learns that they are dead and trapped on the day that they were murdered but she finds that she can contact other people. Out of the blue, a stranger comes to her house telling that he is going to fix the telephone line but indeed to threaten her to stop the contacts. Lisa finds that she is contacting victims of the killer in different timelines including the future, and the killer's name is Edgar. Will be possible to Lisa to stop the evil Edgar? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2013 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

Un pasado infernal See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Samantha Weinstein and Michelle Nolden both appeared in Carrie (2013), though Nolden's scenes were removed from the final cut. See more »

Goofs

In the scrapbook called "Photographs" that Lisa discovers hidden under the floor in her bedroom, the third column about Frances Nichols in the first article repeats the same content as that in the first column. In the subsequent article about the second missing girl there are numerous repetitions in its content throughout. Later, the same story of Frances Nichols is shown typed in the article adjacent to the picture of a different missing girl. See more »

Quotes

Pale Man: Here we are, the two of us. And it ends the same. History doesn't repeat itself. It rhymes.
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References After (2012) See more »

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Peter and the Wolf
Written by Sergei Prokofiev (SACEM)
Published by G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Solid but not much impressive ghost story
20 September 2013 | by rust37See all my reviews

The trailer may leave you with a taste of a Gothic horror, which Haunter is definitely not. Closest resemblance is probably Others, and I'd also name Saint-Ange and Awakening for some similarity in its atmosphere.

I may safely agree with the other reviewer that Haunter is not scary at all, just couple of very primitive boom-based jumpers.

Keep in mind that the Haunter director (Vincenzo Natali) once shoot such gem as Cube, and it shows through all 97 minutes. The movie is claustrophobic and weird,it's cheating you on time and dimensions, and that's the best part. Very solid directing, script and acting yet nothing that can leave you thinking further or wondering.

As soon as you realize that lots of ideas are brought from Cube the Haunter loses on IMDb stars instantly.

Still don't get me wrong, it has its own developments, and I personally liked the way Vincenzo Natali delivers moody look, creative frames, and elaborated sets in a very contrast to minimalistic Cube.

To sum up: a solid 6/10 - not impressive but very fair dish for ghost genre lovers.


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