For those of you that liked ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ (released in 2009) we have an early Christmas treat for you! The new trailer for ‘The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia’ has been released for your viewing pleasure.
The original ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ (2009) film synopsis: ‘Based on a chilling true story, Lionsgate’s ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ charts one family’s terrifying, real-life encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history. Not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner’s clairvoyant son Jonah served as the demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now unspeakable terror awaits when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the powerful dark forces of the supernatural returns to unleash a new kind of horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family.’
No official synopsis for the sequel has been published but from the looks of the trailer it appears that the story goes a little something like this (hit it!):
Young, sexy husband (played by Chad Michael Murray) and wife (played by Abigail Spencer) move out to the sticks with their daughter Heidi. At first things are all sunshine and rainbows for the Wyrick family until the little one literally starts seeing dead people. The plot thickens when it’s revealed that the house they’re living in was in fact a ‘station’ for the Underground Railroad. With a lot of pinned up aggression from some wrong-doing of the past, these ghosts are looking to settle a score. Well when a ghost is pissed off and wants attention, what’s the easiest thing to do to get it? Kidnap the kid of course! When they’re little darling goes missing (looks like at the bottom of a well?) the parents start to get on board with the idea that their bad dreams are a real life nightmare (duh). Looks like some kind of exorcism takes place towards the end of the trailer so hopefully not all is doomed for this adorable little family…..I mean they have to live to tell the tale right?
There are a few things right off the bat I have a problem with and the main one being the title – Connecticut? Really people? They’re in GEORGIA!! I know it’s mentioned in the later part of the title but that’s really misleading and just plain stupid. Guess they couldn’t come up with anything better while still keeping it easily recognizable as part of the original franchise. Also, it seems that the only thing that this film and the original have in common is that they 1) were based on true stories (or as true as they can be) 2) they each have some form of ghostly/haunting storyline and 3) both families really have bad luck when it comes to picking real estate. The film could have some promise; it’s certainly a new take on the Underground Railroad but based on the graphics and overall storyline I’d say audiences are in for some cheap ‘bump-in-the-night-GOTTCHA-PG-13’ kind of scares.
Film is set to release on February 1, 2013. Let us know if you’re going to see the movie or if the trailer is enough to put this one on the ‘to be rented list’ in the comments section below!