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The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Ghost story relies on creaky old clichés to generate scares.

Movie R 2013 100 minutes
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The first problem here is that this cliched film is desperately, obviously trying to create a franchise of "true" ghost stories. Oddly, this one has absolutely nothing to do with Connecticut (or anything else in the first film). But the main issue is that first-time director Tom Elkins -- an editor on the original film -- doesn't present the ghosts in an interesting or unique way.

Despite the allusions to America's slavery days, Elkins reverts to twitchy, black-and-white footage and jump cuts to depict the scary stuff that happens in the movie. It never seems relevant or fits in any way. Almost all of his spooky stuff has been done to death in many other films. On the plus side, Elkins creates some sympathetic characters and deals with issues like taking prescription pills to handle mental anguish. He also avoids too much blood, gore, and death, focusing mainly on primal, nightmarish scares, even if they're all dreadfully clichéd.

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