Box art for The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia

The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia

horror, thrillers


When a family moves from the city to a centuries-old house in rural Georgia, they are terrorized by spirits seeking revenge in this chilling follow-up to THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    19%
  • Audience Score
    46%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Ghost story relies on creaky old clichs 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.

what families can talk about

  • 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?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Has all the makings of a traditional horror story but falls to even give you a thrill. Enjoyed the first one which was creepy but this fails to impress.

- FiLmCrAzY, Monday, September 16, 2013

1 star

"The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Gergia" is a very bland, unoriginal horror movie that does have some moments. Lets start off with the title. "The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Gergia" is the sequel of "The Haunting in Conneticut" directed by Peter Cornwell. Now, even though this is the "sequel" this has nothing to do with the first. But is it the title that mad this film bad? No. It was a very cliche movie with very very bad acting. I really hated the mother and they tried to make her mor likeable at the end but it failed.

- dorseybrandon9, Monday, July 14, 2014

1 star

Having seen a slate from the production of this film, it was originally titled, "The Haunting in Georgia", but for some reason, it became a sequel to the 2009 horror film, "The Haunting In Connecticut", even though a) it has absolutely no connection to the original besides touting a based on a true story precursor like the previous film and b) THE FILM IS IN GEORGIA, NOT CONNECTICUT. What a contradictory and completely laughable title for the film right off the bat. Non-film ranting aside, "Ghosts of Georgia" feels like a straight-to-DVD release, with average to bad graphics and some of the worst acting even in horror film standards. We're presented a family that is moving to Georgia. The mom, played by Abigail Spencer, may or may not have lived in this lonely little cabin as a little girl (they never really cover that topic very well). This house used to be owned by a stationmaster for the Underground Railroad and we learn this story from a preacher and strangers stopping by throughout the film. We also learn about it from the ghost sitings that Lisa (Spencer), her sister Joyce (Katee Sackhoff), and Lisa's little girl, Heidi, all share. The fact that everyone is in on these sightings takes away the scare factor. The ghosts are mainly just there to point and walk past the camera fast and nothing more. Even when more and more of the plot is revealed, as shocking as it ends up being, means very little with the lack of pacing through the film. With that, the film drags on during the first hour with no real occurrence and the same gags repeated over and over again. The most memorable scene is when Joyce is strung from her mouth by wires, but the entire film hardly feels worth it just for that two minute scene. As trivial as it may seem, had the film simply stuck with the title "The Haunting In Georgia" and tried to be its own, serious film, it would have made the film more bearable, but since it is obviously trying to be something its not and fails greatly while doing so, I am inclined to dislike the film that much more.

- xas5, Wednesday, July 3, 2013