Released in early 2013 through video on demand (VOD), The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is based on a true story of a family living in Georgia. The movie continues the horror scenes with frightening paranormal experience, but nowhere close to the story of the first supernatural thriller of the same franchise released in 2009.
Story: Andy Wyrick moves into an old house with wife Lisa and daughter Heidi expecting a peaceful life in the rural Georgia. As they try to settle in, Heidi starts seeing people and even interacting with an old man named Mr. Gordy. She also hears sounds coming from an old trailer and even saw a girl inside that.
In fact, Heidi inherits the ability to experience and communicate with spirits from her mother and aunt. It’s her mother who always tries to suppress the extrasensory insight through medication. But this time, it’s her daughter. As the story unfolds, they find out that the old man is in fact a spirit who once used to be the owner of the property.
The family continue to live there with continuous poltergeist activities, until the day when an old woman visits the ruins of a house inside the same property with her grandson. They explained Andy that the house was once used to be a stop for the Underground Railroad and the place which once gave shelter to their ancestors, then slaves.
Heidi then starts communicating with slaves who guide her to an underground cellar where she discovers the bodies of five people, probably trapped and later died. Unfortunately, this allows the evil spirit of the station master to haunt for the family. Meanwhile, it was Mr. Gordy who alarms Heidi the presence of the evil.
Director Tom Elkins did a very nice job with the storyline and also for not showing much depleted corpse or gore-filled scenes. However, in totality, it doesn’t maintain the pace of the film with those traditional “jump” scare tactics or use of horror clichés. Nevertheless, Ghosts of Georgia is a one-time watch if you are a big fan of horror films.
Starring: Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Alyn Lind, Cicely Tyson
Directed by: Tom Elkins
P.S. Don’t understand why the makers chose such a long title when the story is no where connected to The Haunting in Connecticut. In the title itself, there are two different locations that don’t make any sense.