The Haunting in Connecticut

Synopsis: Charts one family's 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 a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now terror awaits when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the dead, returns to unleash horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Peter Cornwell
Production: Lionsgate
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

B mark.



Why do you think

this happened to you?

You mean why do bad things

happen to good people?

That's the real question, right?

Why us?

l mean, that's really

what everybody wants to know.

l moved into the house because

it's what we needed at that time.

We didn't ask for this

and we didn't deserve it.

The fact is, l don't know

why this happened to us.

We were just a regular family

like anybody else.

The doctors didn't believe that...

...he would survive,

and anyone who's had a sick child...

...would understand the feeling

that you're losing your grasp on them...

...and something's pulling them

from the other side...

...which is really what was happening

in that house.

Please, God, don't make him suffer.

Please make it work, or l'll never--

You know, l hear that talking to yourself

is the first sign of losing it.

l was not talking to myself.

l was talking to God.

Well, threatening the creator

of the universe is, like, step two.

That can't be good.

l was not threatening him.

l was simply letting him know

how precious you are to me.

You gotta pull over, Mom.

l'm gonna be sick.

Very funny.

No, l'm serious.

l'm really gonna be sick.

lt's whatever. Just don't look,

Mom, okay? l'm all right.

Come and get me, wiener head.

Hey, Mom.

-Who you calling a wiener head?




Didn't hear you come in.

What time did you get home?

Around 4.

Jesus. l know it's a long way,

but how did it take you eight hours?

You really wanna know how many times

we stopped so he could vomit?


How is he now?

He's all right.

l think he's still sleeping.

-Let me get breakfast. You go to bed.

-lt's okay.

Wendy's helping

and l'm kind of wired from driving.

-Good morning, Aunt Sara.

-Morning, honey.

-Sorry about the chaos.

-lt's better than my house.

-Take this in to the hungry hordes.


Okay, guys. Here you go.

This is not good. One of these nights...'ll drive off the road,

you'll be so tired.

-l wish we could just move there.

-And in the meantime?

Pay mortgage and a rent?

And now we've taken in Wendy

and Mary and--

One a built-in babysitter,

the other a little angel.

l know, but...

...every penny we have is sunken in

the business. We didn't plan on--

Nobody plans on having a child

with cancer.

You know that's not what l meant.

l know.

Look, you're right. Let's just do it.

Let's get a rental house in Connecticut

near the hospital.

But what are you gonna do?

And how are we gonna afford it?

I can come up on the weekends...

...get a second mortgage

on our second mortgage.

We're gonna make it through this,



See you.

His skin may well get burned and red.

lt'll blister like a bad sunburn.

He threw up twice today.

Well, that's his cells dying

and being reborn.

Basically, we're waging war

inside Matt's body...

...and the battle's just begun.

That's what I'm afraid of.

But he qualified for the study, Sara.

That's good.

You did the right thing

by bringing him here.

I know.

l don't wanna waste your time,

but how much you asking?

l'll give you the first month free if l don't

have to finish hammering in this sign.

Just needs some love and care and

a good family to bring it back to life.

-So you don't mind children?

-Where would we be without them?

lt's perfect.

l mean, it's everything we need.

lt's spacious and affordable and l'm

just wondering, where's the catch?


lt does have a bit of a history.

l saw one

that was almost perfect, but....

lt just....

lt just wasn't right.

They said you'd have body aches,

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Adam Simon

Adam Simon (born February 6, 1962) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. His directing credits include Brain Dead (1990), Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger (1992), and Carnosaur (1993). Simon, along with producer Brannon Braga, co-created the television series Salem. As a screenwriter, Simon is known for Bones (2001), and The Haunting in Connecticut (2009). He plays a humorous version of himself, pitching a project and getting barred from the studio lot in the famous opening-shot of Robert Altman's The Player (1992). He previously appeared, thinly veiled, as a fictional character in Christopher Guest's film The Big Picture (1989) and would reappear in Kim Newman's novel Johnny Alucard (2013), where he again pitches a project and becomes the only person in Hollywood standing up to a particularly sinister studio executive.Kim Newman has noted that Adam Simon has "become one of the most oft-cited figures in contemporary Hollywood satire, and those in the know have begun to play the game of Simon-spotting. [...] Remarkable look- and act-alikes for Adam Simon have appeared in a couple of sinister Hollywood satires: Adam Rafkin (Jarrad Paul) on the cancelled-too-soon TV series Action, who ruins his emotional and physical health on successive drafts of Beverly Hills Gun Club for sleazy überproducer Peter Dragon (Jay Mohr); and Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, who finds his entire life - and film project - jeopardised when he considers going against the wishes of backers who represent either organised crime or Hell." more…

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