Runaway Slaves Torment The Haunting in Connecticut Sequel, Ghosts of Georgia
Just in time for Black History Month comes a horror movie about . . . the horror of slavery? Well, not exactly, although some of the restless spirits in the preposterously titled The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia do turn out to be runaway slaves who never left a rural Peach State property that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Just why they're so restless takes a while for our de rigueur new homeowners (Abigail Spencer and Chad Michael Murray) to suss out, but it certainly helps that mom, auntie (Katee Sackhoff) and four-year-old moppet Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) are all blessed with powers of paranormal perception. An in-name-only sequel to 2009's laughably bad (but profitable) The Haunting in Connecticut, Ghosts of Georgia is based on yet another "true" story of the supernatural proffered by a real family (seen in photos during the end credits) taking their cue from Amityville Horror hoaxsters George and Kathleen Lutz. The rotting corpses, projectile insect vomit, and creepy geezers in black arrive pretty much on cue, as does the great Cicely Tyson as the obligatory old blind woman who "sees" more than most people with two good eyes. It's her upper bridge, though, that's truly the scariest thing in the whole movie.
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