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The Haunting in Connecticut

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2009 by xymarla

Maybe you’ve seen the trailer for Friday’s release The Haunting in Connecticut? Possibly? Since they’ve been peddling the pants off this baby? If so, then you’ve probably heard that the advertisements tout this film as “based on true events.”  The husky-voiced fella says it in the trailer, it’s painted on all of the bus-side ads, and they printed it on the poster.

poster by you.

The opening title card for the film goes a step further: “Based on the true story.” Not just events, or even on the more ambiguous “a true story.”

Guys, let’s get this out of the way right off the bat, shall we? This is not a true story. This is looooooosely based on a book that claims to be a true story, but whose author even maintains was almost entirely fabricated. So none of the outlandish events that I’m about to recap below happened, okay? They were either borrowed from that made-up book or written by the screenwriter who wrote all four of the Revenge of the Nerds movies. Not that that isn’t a heady claim to fame.

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