A movie that compares itself to The Exorcist and The Exorcism of Emily Rose has some pretty big shoes to fill, but from all indications “>The Haunting in Connecticut seems poised to do just that.
Starring Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Kyle Gallner, and Elias Koteas, The Haunting in Connecticut is based on a true story. The plot synopsis is as follows: “When Sara (Madsen) and Peter (Donovan) Campbell’s son Matt (Gallner) is diagnosed with cancer, they uproot their family to Connecticut for his treatment. As the family settles into their new home, Matt grows increasingly disturbed by paranormal activity that seems to inhabit and possess the house. At a loss to help her frightened family, his mother turns to an enigmatic priest (Koteas) who appears to rid the house of its ghosts–until the boy’s condition takes a sudden and unexplained turn for the worse and their lives are put in grave danger.
If it sounds an awful lot like A Haunting in Connecticut from The Discovery Channel’s “A Haunting“, it’s because it is a fictionalized re-telling of that particular episode of the series. But as a fan of the paranormal, I say the more ghosts, the merrier. Besides, Madsen elevates just about anything she’s in, so I’ll be there for sure when this flick is released by Lionsgate in 2009.
MTV got the first look at the film’s trailer, which you can check out below, and keep it here for more as it comes.
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