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The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia Review

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Dave White Profile

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  • 2.0
    26

    out of 100

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    Generally unfavorable reviews
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  • 10

    out of 100

    Village Voice Scott Foundas

    The rotting corpses, projectile insect vomit, and creepy geezers in black arrive pretty much on cue, as does the great Cicely Tyson as the obligatory old blind woman who "sees" more than most people with two good eyes. It's her upper bridge, though, that's truly the scariest thing in the whole movie.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    The storytelling, from a script by David Coggeshall, is at times nearly incoherent and relies too often on random scares.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Actually offers some decent scares before descending into typical horror film bombast.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Joe Leydon

    The helmer generates suspense with shrewd pacing, deft emotional manipulation and efficient use of familiar tricks -- jittery editing, flickering lights and unsettling sounds -- common to haunted-house pictures.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Ghost story relies on creaky old clichés to generate scares.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is a horror film that has nothing to do with 2009's The Haunting in Connecticut, other than the fact that they're both loosely based on "true stories." (In fact, this movie has nothing to do with Connecticut whatsoever.) It's low on gore, blood, and death, but there's lots of scary ghost imagery, including rotting faces, skeletons, and sudden jump-shocks. A small girl is in peril in a few scenes. Language is light, with a couple of uses of "s--t" and a few other words. Characters drink beer in a few scenes. Horror-crazy teens may want to see it, but it's unlikely to have much of a shelf life.

  • Families can talk about The Haunting in Connecticut 2's violence. How much blood and gore is shown, as opposed to spooky ghost imagery? Which has more impact? Why? Are all of the scary scenes necessary to the story?
  • How clearly or in-depth does the movie discuss the concept of slavery in American history? Does the movie make you want to learn more about this subject?
  • Is the movie scary? How does it compare to other horror movies you've seen? How does it compare to the original The Haunting in Connecticut?

The good stuff
  • message true1

    Messages: The movie brings up the issue of slavery in American history and how certain people attempted to do the right thing in the face of it. The movie has a tricky twist surrounding this -- a character who was supposed to be a good person actually isn't -- but the modern-day characters understand that slavery was wrong.

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: The characters are all good people who try to do the right thing for one another. They also try to understand and solve the problem behind the ghosts.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Though the movie doesn't have much in the way of death, gore, or blood, it does have plenty of scary, ghostly images, including skeletons and rotting faces, sudden shocks, and creepy, spine-tingling moments. Characters are shown vomiting maggots and roaches, and one character is hung from the ceiling with needles and thread (not as gory as it sounds). A 5-year-old girl is shown to be in peril during various moments. Flashbacks include a lynching and a hanging. Family members sometimes argue with one another.

  • sex false0

    Sex: One adult female character wears short skirts and sexy outfits.

  • language false3

    Language: "S--t" is used twice, but otherwise, language is mild. Other words include "oh God" and "Jesus" (as exclamations), "ass," "hell" (several times), and "damn."

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: Miller Lite beer is shown in a few scenes.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: The father character is shown drinking beer in a few scenes. In one scene, his wife playfully tries to steal his drink from him. The mother takes prescription pills to prevent her from seeing ghosts.

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