The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

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The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
The Haunting in Connecticut 2 Ghosts of Georgia Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTom Elkins[1]
Produced byPaul Brooks
Brad Kessell
Scott Niemeyer
Norm Waitt
Written byDave Coggeshall[2]
StarringAbigail Spencer
Chad Michael Murray
Katee Sackhoff
Emily Alyn Lind
Cicely Tyson
Production
  company
Gold Circle Films[2]
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date(s)
  • February 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
[3]
Running time100 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish/ Spanish
Budget$1.5 million
Box office$2,382,965[4]
 
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The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
The Haunting in Connecticut 2 Ghosts of Georgia Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTom Elkins[1]
Produced byPaul Brooks
Brad Kessell
Scott Niemeyer
Norm Waitt
Written byDave Coggeshall[2]
StarringAbigail Spencer
Chad Michael Murray
Katee Sackhoff
Emily Alyn Lind
Cicely Tyson
Production
  company
Gold Circle Films[2]
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date(s)
  • February 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
[3]
Running time100 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish/ Spanish
Budget$1.5 million
Box office$2,382,965[4]

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is a 2013 psychological horror film that serves as a brother film to The Haunting in Connecticut by Gold Circle Films. The script was written by David Coggeshall and Tom Elkins served as director. It was released in a limited theatrical run, and through video on demand, on February 1, 2013.[5] The story was inspired by the events surrounding the Wyrick house of Ellerslie, Georgia, which were published in the book The Veil: Heidi Wyrick's Story.[6]

Plot[edit]

The Wyrick family are delighted to receive a deal on a historic home in rural Georgia where they plan to raise their family free of the complications of city life. As the family settles in, the daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) starts to have conversations with a man she calls "Mr. Gordy" (Grant James). As the story unfolds, it is revealed that Mr. Gordy is a spirit and one of several that Heidi is interacting with. Her abilities were inherited from her mother's side and, while her aunt accepts the visions, her mother Lisa (Abigail Spencer) is in complete denial and suppresses her visions with medication. The other spirits that Heidi communicates with are the slaves from the Underground Railroad who were once sheltered in the forest by her house.

After every family member has several scary confrontations with ghosts, the slaves lead Heidi to a hidden underground cellar where she discovers their bodies, which are later given a proper memorial. Unfortunately, her trip to the cellar has allowed an evil spirit, the station master and taxidermist, of that Underground Railroad, to target her for his hobby. Heidi has a protector in Mr. Gordy and heeds his warnings and persuades her family to leave. However, they are too late, and the station master kidnaps her.

Heidi's mother Lisa then embraces communication with the dead, and with the help of the slaves, finds her daughter and destroys the station master's ghost. Now living in peace, Mr. Gordy helps Heidi ride her bike before he and the slaves depart to the afterlife.

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Reviews[edit]

The film received generally negative reviews, though it fared slightly better than its predecessor, with a 19% approval rating based on 13 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes;[7] Metacritic gave the film a score of 25 out of 100, indicating "Generally Unfavorable" reception, based on five reviews.[8]

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