OK, so I am genuinely upset that director Vincenzo Natali’s (Cube, Splice) new horror feature, Haunter, did not get a proper cinema release here in the UK. I caught the film at FrightFest last year, and it was one of the highlights of the festival, and my wife agreed.
A clever, inventive and highly original haunted house horror, I am baffled as to why the film did not get a bigger release here in the UK considering how popular the haunted house genre has become (thanks to films like Insidious and Paranormal Activity). To make up for this annoying lack of support, I have a clip below to share with you courtesy of Dread Central.
The clip is a bit of a wake up call for Abigail Breslin’s Lisa, but I am saying no more than that!
From celebrated director Vincenzo Natali (Splice; Cube; Hannibal TV Series) and starring Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine; Ender’s Game; Zombieland) comes the chilling horror with a twist Haunter – out on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD 14th July 2014 through Studiocanal.
Haunter offers an unusual, refreshing perspective on the traditional ghost story with captivating results. An entertaining amalgam of “The Others”, “The Conjuring” and “Groundhog Day”, director Vincenzo Natali is back on top form with this tightly-wound paranormal horror that utilises the best elements of the subgenre to great effect.
Featuring a standout performance from up and comer Abigail Breslin that keeps the tension alive, further lifted by the spine-chilling Stephen McHattie (Watchmen, 300) as their venomous killer, Haunter is the must-see addition to your horror collection!
Teenager Lisa Johnson (Abigail Breslin) and her family died in 1986 under sinister circumstances but remain trapped in their house. Unable to move on and tormented by their killer, they must live out their last living day over and over again. Lisa soon discovers that she is trapped in limbo and must fight to free her family from their prison.
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 have suffered.