Here’s where branding gets counter-productive: the 2009 film The Haunting in Connecticut has spawned a sequel. But the new film takes place in rural Georgia, and the title awkwardly reflects that: The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. As long as the word “haunting” is prominent, I guess it doesn’t really matter where or why the supernatural infestation is taking place.

Ti West was once going to direct this film, but dropped out. (He ended up making The Innkeepers instead.) Tom Elkins, who edited the original Haunting in Connecticut, as well as The Apparition, directed instead. The film stars Katee Sackhoff, Chad Michael Murray, and Abigail Spencer as members of a family that encounters a presence in an old Georgia house.  Read More »


Want to become a director? Start working as an editor, and angle for horror/thriller gigs. As an example, Kevin Greutert edited the Saw films before directing the sixth and now seventh films in that franchise. (And was tapped to direct Paranormal Activity 2 before LionsGate said no.)

And now Tom Elkins, who edited The Haunting in Connecticut, is being promoted. He’ll direct that movie’s follow-up, A Haunting in Georgia. Read More »