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If you want to see a creepy movie that will make you check the dark corners of your house and turn all the lights on at night, watch this movie! The Haunting in Connecticut was a hit for 2009. It came in second for it’s openning week. This movie is based on a book, that was based on a “true story.” Come to find out the author of the book “In a Dark Place”, Ray Garton, claims that after talking to the family he realized that none of their stories matched up. He contacted Ed Warren, a renowned demonologist, who gave him the advice to “use what they gave you and make the rest up, and make it scary.” So, as you can see, this “based on a true-story” is really second hand stories mixed with fiction, but it made a great movie! The most recognizable actress of this film was Virginia Madsen; who was also the lead actress in another hit horror flick, Candyman. There is also some budding young teen actors, whom I hope to see more of in the future. It was directed by Peter Cornwell, whose list of films is short and mostly unheard of, but I would say that we will be hearing more from him as well. The plot is fairly typical of a haunting/possession/really-peeved-ghosts story. A family moves into a house that happens to have a really horrific past and guess what? There are ghosts!!!! Shocking, I know! There are a few twists and turns along the way.There is plently of jump-out-of-your-seat moments and gore. Also a touching underlying story of the family; which is a bit more interesting than most other tales of this kind. This one gets a 4 out of 5 from me.

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