Sara (Virginia Madsen) and Peter Campbell (Martin Donovan) are forced to move to Connecticut since their son Matt (Kyle Gallner) is diagnosed with cancer. This forced them to do because they have always been close to where Matt was treated.
As they entered the house of their new, Matt began to feel disturbed by some strange events that often happen at their new home was. Once they find out, it turns out this Campbell family a new home was once a morgue.
Terrified, she then asked for help on a religious leader named Nicholas Popescu (Elias Koteas). After doing a ritual expulsion of evil spirits, for some time things calm down a little Campbell's family home. But that did not last long because a few moments later Matt's condition suddenly deteriorated and the lives of entire families Cambell was in the balance.
Movies backgrounds supernatural horror with this is the result directed by Peter Cornwell, adapted from a true story that could be written in a book. Indeed one can not say if this Connecticut IN THE Haunting is a true story because the screenwriter and director just basically just took the story and process them into a decent movie to watch.
As a spectacle meant to scare viewers, Connecticut IN THE Haunting is quite effective but it looks like Peter Cornwell still tied to the grip-grip pad surprise that there is usually a horror movie. That is, elements of suspense or tension is built from a series of surprises this game instead of timing or a plot is made increasingly rising. To smell supernatural film class, it looks like The Sixth Sense still seemed better.
The situation became worse because the characters acting exactly mediocre. Rather odd indeed because at least there are two big names in this film, Virginia Madsen and Elias Koteas who usually play better. There are only two possibilities to happen like this: a script that does not allow them to explore the characters or less observant of the director who directs his players