Connecticut’s First Haunting

Someone has been doodling!Where have all the good haunted house movies gone to? The Messengers was tame and full of holes; The Grudge was meh and I honestly cannot remember the last time residential ghosts gave me the shivers. It’s not that some of us horror junkies have become desensitized … there’s just nothing good in the past year or two.

Thank Buddha’s shaved round thingies Fangoria has the first pictures and a set report for the Peter Cornwell directed The Haunting in Connecticut. The film is based off of a true story, and please … PLEASE don’t let this one be a total let down like American Haunting. ::shudder::

The story involves a cancer suffering teen and his family moving to Connecticut so the parents may retain the services of the same doctor who was previously treating him. The out-of-towners soon realize that their new home is not just some old house but was once a mortuary, and the dead aren’t resting in peace.

Lionsgate has ahold of this movie, and we should be seeing it sometime in 2008. With a cast including Virginia Madsen and Elias Koteas, we should keep pretty high expectation that this won’t be another ho-hum haunted house flick.


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Since 1997, Michael Patrick Phalin has been a contributing writer to various websites including Dread Central, iMockery, Bloody Disgusting and KrytenSyxx. During the early 1980s, Phalin's love of the movie industry was fueled by the VHS tapes he found during his time spent at the video rental store his mother worked at. Rather than attending a daycare regularly, young Michael would form a tower of tapes with interesting cover art and go watch each one, the very first of these being the original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' From that point he was hooked on horror and the process behind creating special effects. In his twenties, Mike met Steve 'Uncle Creepy' Barton and was soon aiding the horror website Dread Central with film reviews. As the site grew in popularity, Phalin soon started writing news stories and conducting interviews on a daily basis. After a few years, he decided to take a break from writing to focus on other opportunities. After moving to a beach community with his wife Michelle, both were cast to appear in the final season of A&E's home improvement show 'Fix This Yard' in 2013. This event rekindled Mike's love of the entertainment industry. Between the time he spends being with his family, Michael continues to contribute to Dread Central both with writing and photography. In his mid-thirties, Phalin took up oil painting after being inspired by an episode of Bob Ross. Pieces of his artwork and photography can be found on his Tumblr and official website.

  • weeman01

    I was going to mention something about the Discovery Channel version. It was pretty scary, and the story was great. I hope it’s a good film for what Discovery made it.

  • manic dave

    I think it was the Discover channel that did a one-hour show on this particular haunting. And it was scary…even for the Discover channel. This is a GREAT story for a movie…as long as they don’t screw it up and water it down to a PG rating.