What would you do if an evil spirit inhabited your new residence? For the Campbell family depicted in “Haunting in Connecticut,” strange occurrences were enough to nearly drive an entire family crazy and in fear for their lives. In this article, you will learn trivia and facts concerning a recent movie that takes a look at a haunted house and it’s evil past , all of which is based on true account.
According to one of the residents of the original haunted home, Carmen Snedeker described the spirits plaguing the house as: “One of the demons was very thin, with very high cheekbones, long black hair and pitch black eyes. Another had white hair and eyes, wore a pinstriped tuxedo, and his feet were constantly in motion. Also one had a very big smile that on each side touched his eyes, and he was very short.”
While the regular movie runs 92 minutes, an extended cut version offers 102 minutes.
Manitoba, Canada served as the main site for movie filming with scenes taking place in Teulon and Winnipeg.
A television version of the storyline was made in 2002, titled ‘A Haunting in Connecticut.’
The original case surrounding the plot of the movie took place between 1986 and 1988.
Interestingly, some of the same investigators that worked on the Amityville Horror case (Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren) were involved in the case of the Connecticut Haunting.
About 15 years ago, Elias Koteas and Virginia Madsen worked on another paranormal type of film called The Prophecy, which was released in 1995.
The movie showcases a poem: “As I was going up the stair / I met a man who wasn’t there. / He wasn’t there again today / I wish, I wish he’d go away,” which was written by Hughes Mearns.
This movie has been placed in the category of horror and thriller.
A sÃƒÂ©ance was conducted in the original house in 1988 with claims that any presences had been removed.
Taglines associated with this movie include “Some things cannot be explained” and “What if the only explanation for what you saw was unbelievable?”
The film states that the house associated with the haunting was destroyed in a fire and then later reconstructed, there was never such an incident and today, the original house is still intact.
The film was released on March 27, 2009.
All of the advertising for the movie surely paid off, as the film enjoyed the second highest gross sales (right behind Monsters vs Aliens) during its opening weekend, averaging about $8,420 at the 2,732 theatres that it was shown at.
The DVD release for the movie took place on July 14th, offering commentary from some of the actors and the director.