ghost movies

It takes 6 of us to review this movie, and we still can't come to a consensus...

Many people on Twitter pooped themselves during this movie... find out if we had the same experience.

It's been just over two years since we lampooned "Mirrors" on the podcast, citing major failures in nearly every department. Except for Kiefer Sutherland's hilarious 24-esque peformance, there was almost nothing of note aside from a few tense moments and jump scares. With the way that the film was received, it would seem that there was no reason for a sequel, especially one that was lacking its only notable characteristic (Hint: It has a permanent 5 o'clock shadow).

Mainstream horror, in my opinion, is currently going through one of the worst creative droughts since the 90's. Over the past twelve months, genre fans have been subjected to one low-budget, direct-to-video sequel after another as shady producers and opportunistic studios attempt to cash in on previous successes.

3 out of 4 members of the Podcast enjoyed "The Haunting in Connecticut", can you guess which one didn't?

In retrospect, it's actually quite amusing that distributor Lionsgate felt compelled to build their campaign for "The Haunting in Connecticut" around the idea that the script was based on a true story. As out front with the concept as they were, one should be forgiven for attempting to ignore the nagging feeling of "really, a true story?" while trying to enjoy the genuinely creepy suspense. The trouble is that at no point does "Haunting's" realness add anything substantive to the plot or our appreciation of the conflict at hand.

We had the chance recently to talk with Peter Cornwell from the SXSW cultural festival, on his experiences directing Lionsgate's upcoming release "The Haunting in Connecticut". Here's what happened.

I had heard that the true story behind "The Haunting in Connecticut" had been turned into a TV special at some point, but hadn't taken the time out to try and find it. A reader sent this in to me today, so here it is guys. You can just have your boss bill me directly for the loss of man-hours due to you watching ALL EIGHT PARTS.