The Haunting in Connecticut

Genre:  Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: March 27, 2009
DVD: July 14, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 4.03
based on 547 votes and 33 reviews
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Cast: Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Amanda Crew


When Sara and Peter Campbell's son Matt 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 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.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Winnipeg.

Director: Peter Cornwell
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Paul Brooks, Andy Trapani, Daniel Farrands, Wendy Rhoads
Screenplay: Adam Simon, Tim Metcalfe
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  • 4 stars "Kyle Gallner (plays the lead, Matt Campbell) is superb in this film! It's the right level of scary without grossing out the audience. This is the first horror movie that made me root for the characters in it. Appropriate for ages 13 & up."