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DVD Review

HORROR:

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

Estate agents really have no shame. After flogging an old mortuary filled with malevolent spirits to a family with a cancer-stricken child, they're back.

In the sequel, they've offloaded another ghost-filled gaff to a family unfortunate enough to be able to communicate with the dead.

And this time it's states away, in the southern heartland of Georgia, as the Wyrick family move into an old Underground Railroad station for fleeing slaves.

Mum Lisa (Abigail Spencer) pretends the family aren't psychic, and she starts going off the deep end, believing that her daughter is going nuts.

ENCOUNTERS

After the rest of the family get spooky visitations, they go on a mission to free their slave spirits by giving them a proper burial – unleashing the wrath of the evil station master.

First up, it's not as bad as the original, and the cinematography is efficiently creepy for a low budget flick.

A bit of a 12 Years a Slave meets Paranormal Activity, there's a sense of same old, same old here, with not enough frights to keep you wanting more.

The truly frightening thing is that, despite critical panning, this franchise makes just enough to keep them coming.

The Haunting in Connecticut 3, this time set in New York, is in the pipeline.

DVD extras: Featurettes include The True Story of the Wyricks (this is of course a movie based on real life, of course it is); there's a good audio commentary by director Tom Elkins, plenty of deleted scenes and a gag reel too.

> Mark Evans


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