Review: The Haunting in Connecticut 2 – Ghosts of Georgia / Cert: 15 / Director: Tom Elkins / Screenplay: David Coggeshall / Starring: Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Alyn Lind / Release Date: February 24th
First up, don’t go in to Ghosts of Georgia expecting a direct sequel to 2009’s The Haunting in Connecticut. Both this movie and the ’09 film were developed from a trilogy of The Haunting in… documentaries, but that’s where the immediate association ends. Ghosts of Georgia focuses on a family that move to an apparent dream house in, if you hadn’t already guessed, Georgia. Andy (Murray) and Lisa (Spencer), along with daughter Heidi (Lind) and Lisa’s sister Joyce (Sackhoff) house themselves up in the lavish home and its idyllic charm. Of course, all is not as idyllic as it first appears.
It’s established early on that Lisa has an ability to see spirits, a power that she is taking medication to restrict. Similarly, her young daughter and sister have the same gift, which Joyce encourages the young Heidi to embrace. As ever, with great power comes great responsibility, and these viewers of all things spooky soon realise that the property and land they call home is stalked by the menacing visage of the previous owner and a slew of other spirits…
For the full review, head over to Starburst Magazine.