I was lucky enough to catch Vincenzo Natali’s superb reverse haunted house horror, Haunter, at FrightFest back in August, and I cannot wait to see it again. The film was met with a mixed response, but I for one loved it and thought it was a very clever, ambitious horror film that dared to be different. In any other directors hands, it would have fell apart, weighed down by the wealth of ideas, but Natali held it together and really delivered.
The first clip has been released, and any of you that have seen it will agree that it was one of the films creepier moments as Stephen McHattie’s The Pale Man enters the Johnson house. To explain the scene would possibly spoil the film, so if you haven’t seen it, then just enjoy the creepiness on show, and I am sure your curiosity will be running wild, and will be granted when you see the film in full.
Haunter is directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) and the screenplay is written by Brian King (Cypher, Night Train), produced by Steven Hoban (Splice, Ryan, The Ginger Snaps trilogy), and co-produced by Mark Smith (388 Arletta Avenue, The Spine).
The cast includes Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Rango, Little Miss Sunshine), Stephen McHattie (300, Watchmen, Immortals), Peter Outerbridge (Silent Hill:Revelation, Lucky Number Slevin), Michelle Nolden (Red, Time Traveler’s Wife) and David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
There are no UK release details at this time. Read our review of Haunter here
Lisa Johnson (Breslin) is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has “woken up” and realizes what is going on. She starts to feel as if she is being haunted, but the “ghost” turns out to be Olivia, a very much alive girl who lives in the house in the present day with her own family. With her help, Lisa discovers that the house once belonged to a serial killer who kidnapped teenage girls and burned their remains in a hidden furnace room. When he died, he became a Haunter – a powerful, evil spirit able to possess the living.