The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
USA (dir. Peter Cornwell)
Cast: Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan
Synopsis: 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.
Haunting in Connecticut offers up a bounty of scares, thrills, chills, and scream-worthy scenes. It has an intriguing story, decent special effects, and minimal cheesy CGI. This could easily become one of the top horror films of 2009. What’s great about this movie is that it has a story that works well in a recession era. There’s the major storyline of a cash-strapped family, desperate to save their son despite rising medical costs and mortgage problems… and there’s the sub-plot involving a greedy necromancer, earning money by desecrating the dead. There is also a stellar cast to boot… Virginia Madsden and Elias Koteas… hell yeah.