x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Film review: The haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

There are no surprises in name-only horror sequel.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. Courtesy Gold Circle Films
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. Courtesy Gold Circle Films

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
Director: Tom Elkins
Starring:
Abigail Spencer, Emily Alyn Lind, Chad Michael Murray
***

 

Stop me if you have heard this one before: a husband (Murray) and wife (Spencer), and their young daughter (Lind), swap their home in Atlanta for a cheaper, secluded forest dwelling. Bargains are not always what they’re cracked up to be, though, and the house has a dreadful past. It once served as a stop-off for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. But not everyone received the kind of help they were expecting, and it isn’t long before the new occupants have unwelcome visitors. The film’s historical backdrop is interesting, while the first-time director Elkins creates a few genuinely creepy moments, and little Lind does terror to perfection. There aren’t many surprises, but this in-name-only sequel is nonetheless solid, entertaining hokum.

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