The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) In the grand tradition of horror movies relvolving around scary houses, the suburban home occupied by Sara Campbell (Madsen) and her cancer-stricken son ( Veronica… 2009-06-19 PG-13 PT92M Horror Mystery and Thriller Elias Koteas Virginia Madsen Amanda Crew Kyle Gallner Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Suburban Scare: Virginia Madsen in The Housing in Connecticut
Image credit: Allen Fraser
Suburban Scare: Virginia Madsen in The Housing in Connecticut
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jun 19, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Length: 92 Minutes; Genres: Horror, Mystery and Thriller; With: Elias Koteas and Virginia Madsen; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

In the grand tradition of horror movies relvolving around scary houses, the suburban home occupied by Sara Campbell (Madsen) and her cancer-stricken son (Veronica Mars' Gallner) looks perfectly charming by day. But at night, its nooks become shadows from which a secret emerges: The building was once a mortuary, and its former occupants haven't all left yet. Madsen barely emotes during the ensuing flood of hokey scare tactics, but The Haunting in Connecticut is smart enough to put much of its weight on Gallner, a lively presence with a terrifically sour mug that makes him look like a mutual cousin of Willem Dafoe and Peter Lorre. C-

Originally posted Mar 27, 2009