The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

6.0 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Acting: 6/10
Visuals: 6/10

A more interesting story with more jumps

Still not a great movie

Movie Info

Movie Name:  The Haunting in Connecticut 2:  Ghosts of Georgia

Studio:  Gold Circle Films

Genre(s):  Horror

Release Date(s):  February 1, 2013

MPAA Rating:  R


I’m watching you!

The Wyrick family is moving to the countryside.  Purchasing a home in rural Georgia, Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray) and his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer) learn that the home was once a station for the Underground Railroad.  As Lisa suffers from her ability to see the dead, she learns that her daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) might also suffer from the same “gift” when she reports seeing a man named Mr. Gordy (Grant James).  With Lisa’s sister Joyce (Katee Sackhoff) encouraging Heidi, Lisa learns that the Underground Railroad might hold more secrets than everyone knew.


I always wished you’d shut-up, sis…

Directed by Tom Elkins, The Haunting in Connecticut 2:  Ghosts of Georgia is a follow-up to The Haunting of Connecticut in 2009.  The movie had a small theatrical run and like the original, was met with mostly negative reviews (though most critics did like it a bit better).

The Haunting in Connecticut 2:  Ghosts of Georgia is tied to the original in name only…rather stupidly.  I think if they had called it The Haunting in Georgia, they still could have found ways so people would know it was the same group that made the original…instead, you have a movie set in another state with no ties to the first film other than a ridiculous title.


The real family involved

The movie (also like the first film) is allegedly based on true events.  Unlike The Haunting in Connecticut which didn’t have anything to do with the family involved, The Haunting in Connecticut 2:  Ghosts of Georgia did work with the Wyrick family of Ellerslie, Georgia in adapting their story from their book The Veil:  Heidi Wyrick’s Story.  With this, there is at least a little more credence to the story, though the amped up horror aspect of the tale makes it a bit more unrealistic as a true story.

The acting in the movie is quite good by all parties.  For a child actor, Emily Alyn Lind does an ok job in being childlike while still trying to give an adult performance.  Abigail Spencer is a bit annoying as the non-believing mother, but that is more due to the plot than acting.  I think Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff has become the new go-to-girl when you need a supporting actress and you can’t get anyone else.  Cicely Tyson also stops by to play a person whose family was saved by the station master.


Take a breath mint, Station Master!

The visuals for the movie are ho-hum.  The movie has more jumps and a “monster” in the station master which does help, but it still comes off as a rather generic ghost story with the typical scares.  Also, like many of these stories, the shots of the ghost are limited and it is sometimes difficult to see the station master…this is too bad, because it appears he has an interesting design (but mostly based off Batman Begins’ Scarecrow).

The Haunting in Connecticut 2:  Ghosts of Georgia has a better story than the original, but still leaves me with the same empty feeling.  It does provide some sufficient scares, and I do like seeing the real people behind the story in any movie that is allegedly based on true events (and it halfway made me want to see what was parts of their story was fictionalized for the movie).

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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

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