Haunter 2014

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(45) IMDb 5.9/10
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In this reverse ghost story, teenage Lisa Johnson (Breslin) and her family died in 1986 under sinister circumstances but remain trapped in their house, unable to move on. Over a period of six ?days?, Lisa must reach out from beyond the grave to help her present-day, living counterpart, Olivia, avoid the same fate Lisa and her family suffered.

Starring:
Abigail Breslin,Peter Outerbridge
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

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Haunter

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Vincenzo Natali
Starring Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge
Studio STUDIOCANAL Ltd
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Deb loves films on 22 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
I thought this was a good ghost story. I worried the 'goundhog' day style might be a bit boring but it wasn't and I wanted to know what was going on. Good acting with some real scary moments. We need more ghost stories like this that have real quality about them.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By I. R. Kerr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
The day before her 16th birthday Lisa wakes up and begins to realise she has done this all before and that she and her family are reliving the same day again and again in a Groundhog Day style manner but with elements of supernatural horror thrown in as Lisa starts to unwind the story of what happened to them on that day.
There's a great cast including Stephen McHattie as the evil Pale Man and Peter Outerbridge from Regenesis as Lisa's father and Abigail Breslin as Lisa.
Not to give too much of the plot away but I'm a horror movie fan and I love decent ghost stories that rely on the strength of the actual story and not buckets of fake blood, I enjoyed this movie almost as much as I did The Others. There are the odd moments that tend to drag but there is more than enough in the remaining 80% or so to maintain interest and it does have a decent ending.
There's just one extra a 20 minute Behind The Scenes documentary with interviews with the writer, director and several leading cast members.
If you like a well told spooky tale it's well worth a watch and one that I will definitely be watching again.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Penelope on 16 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Have to give it five stars for what it is. It scared me. Gave me goose bumps. Quite similar to other films such as 'The Others' and 'The Lovely Bones'. But still enough originality to warrant it a good rating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
This film takes the Groundhog Day idea and converts it skilfully into a fairly effective ghost story.
Lisa Johnson is a 15 year old schoolgirl. She lives in a very nice detached house in the countryside, with her middle-aged parents and younger son. Lisa is a ghost (or maybe she isn't), and her family are ghosts (or maybe they aren't), but only Lisa knows this. The family of spirits (or not) are trapped inside the house in a Groundhog Day type 24 hour time loop. Each and every day, Lisa hears the same music, practises the same tune on her clarinet, eats the same food, and tries to convince the family that they are no longer alive.
The family died in sinister circumstances, which Lisa struggles to piece together as she goes through the time loop over and over again. A similarly aged girl, Olivia, starts making appearances in the house, and her fate is inextricably linked to Lisa's...
This film isn't tense, or gory, or particularly scary, but it's still reasonably entertaining. The actors give competent performances and the movie is stylishly shot. It's the sort of ghost story which I think would appeal mostly to teenagers, or adults who don't mind a relatively mild chiller. I've given the film 4 stars, but that's probably a little generous, 3.5 stars would be more accurate.
Another horror film, which I think makes much more effective use of the Groundhog Day idea, is Triangle - Triangle [Blu-ray].
If you like a good (and scary) ghost story, I can warmly recommend The Conjuring, and, if you don't mind subtitles, The Orphanage and The Devil's Backbone -
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mattyjam on 29 July 2014
Format: DVD
This film is a very beautifully written ghost story with a twist. Very original, uses none of the tired and over-used gimmicks and scares. Loved the story, the acting, and the atmosphere was very tense. Highly recommend it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Oct 2013
Format: Blu-ray
***** Contains plot spoiler that comes at 30 minutes into film...or not if you read the story line*****

Lisa (Abigail Breslin) wakes up as Bill Murray every morning ala "Ground Hog Day" in 1985. At 30 minutes into the film she also realizes she is Nicole Kidman from "The Others." (Sorry if you haven't seen that film.) It seems she is trapped inside the house with the ghost of a serial killer (Stephen McHattie) who is still active.

The film was done rather smartly. There is an error early on when mom (Samantha Weinstein) calls Robbie (Peter DaCunha) "Buster Brown" one day and then "Charlie Brown" the next day when the days are supposed to be identical. Bad editing that could have been changed with a simple voice over.

Lisa, being our main character and hero also provides us with the film target audience of young teen girls. The horror is mostly subtle. Although the guy is a serial killer, the film refrains from the gore aspect with "intense" scenes not being "Hell Raiser"intense.

I watched this film without reading the storyline and found trying to figure out what was going on enjoyable. This is a film you might want to watch with the family without letting them read the story line.

Would make a great horror rental.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Morton on 4 Dec 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I enjoyed this little horror thriller - it's not outstanding but has a good eerie atmosphere and enough neat ideas at play to make it worthwhile.

The synopsis on Amazon gives away a bit too much for my liking and you've likely already read it so I won't regurgitate it here. The film starts off like a creepy Groundhog Day - Abigail Breslin plays Lisa, a teenager seemingly living out the same day over and over, confined to her family home which is surrounded by a strange mist. Lisa and her family slowly cotton on to exactly what's going on, which you'll already know if you've read the aforementioned synopsis. What follows is a tale of sinister serial killers, ghostly goings on and things that go bump in the night.

It ticks along at a decent pace, the acting is good (including a sinister turn from Stephen Mchattie) and the plotting is relatively clever. It's not especially scary and lacks even the jumps you might expect from this type of thing but perhaps they were going for a different vibe. Overall, worth a watch for a different type of ghost story (on Amazon Prime at time of writing).
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