The Haunting in Connecticut (Blu-ray)

The Haunting in Connecticut (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 7.1 HD - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Making Of:
      1. "Two Dead Boys: The Making of THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT”
    • Featurette:
      1. "Memento Mori: The History of Postmortem Photography”
    • Documentary:
      1. "The Fear Is Real: Reinvestigating the Haunting” two- part documentary
    • Deleted Scenes:
      1. Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Peter Cornwell
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical trailer
  • Additional Products:
    • Digital Copy

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Edited by
Screenwriting by &
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Director of Photography:
Executive Production by , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 03/27/2009
3 star out of 5 -- "Where the film excels is in the moments of haphazard apparition....Every reflective surface becomes a reason to be alert and every oddly moving object a menacingly animated corpus."

Product Description:

A direct descendent of classic haunted-house films like BURNT OFFERINGS (1975) and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979), THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT also features the classic premise of a family moving into a new home where the bad deeds of previous tenants have left a foul psychic residue. Reportedly based on true events experienced by the Snedeker family in the 1970s, Peter Cornwell's film has plenty of effective scares, but it is also a moving family drama featuring an impressive performance by Virginia Madsen (SIDEWAYS).

It is 1987, and Connecticut teenager Matt Campbell (Kyle Gallner) is undergoing painful, experimental cancer treatments. Long drives to the hospital are making a trying experience even worse, so his mother, Sara (Madsen), rents an old house and moves the family closer to Matt's clinic. Soon after moving into the house, Matt begins to have disturbing hallucinations of strange figures; but believing these visions to be unfortunate side effects of his cancer therapy, he keeps them to himself. When the visions persist, a bit of sleuthing reveals the Campbells' new abode to be an old funeral home where séances were held in the 1920s by a mortician who also had dealings in the black arts that have left some restless spirits wandering the house. The first half of THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, where it isn't clear if Matt's visions are real or imagined, is driven more by the touching story of a mother and son caught in a painful situation than by shocks and scares. Once it's confirmed that the ghosts are real, however, the film becomes a tight little thriller with some genuinely creepy moments. Martin Donovan, as the alcoholic father of the Campbell family, and Elias Koteas, as a sympathetic priest, do great work in supporting roles.

Tracks:

  • 1.Goodbye Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
  • 2.Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
  • 3.Number Nine Train - Tarheel Slim
  • 4.I Love You Baby - Titus Tee Turner
  • 5.Hard Grind - Wild Jimmy Spruill
  • 6.You're Going To Miss Me (When I'm Gone) - Chuck Bradford
  • 7.All My Life - Riff Ruffin
  • 8.After Hours Blues - Hal Paige & the Whalers
  • 9.Ain't That Some Shame - Sammy Taylor
  • 10.Heart Trouble - Billy Lewis
  • 11.Bow-Wow (Life Ain't Nothing But Dog Eat Dog) - Titus Tee Turner
  • 12.Wildcat Tamer - Tarheel Slim
  • 13.Why Did You Leave - Wilbert Harrison
  • 14.Sugar Babe - Buster Brown
  • 15.Why - Johnny Acey
  • 16.Walk On - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Plot Keywords:

Family Relations | Ghosts | Haunted Houses | Theatrical Release | True Story

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 031398111696
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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