Haunter (2013) Review

Haunter reviewSynopsis: The ghost of a teenager who died years ago reaches out to the land of the living in order to save someone from suffering her same fate.

My Quick Review: Since he made Cube, I’m always looking forward to Vincenzo’s Natali next movie and with  Haunter generating a fair amount of buzz at Frightfest I could not wait to put my hand on it.

Right off the bat, the movie got my attention and never let me go until the end. I really enjoy horror movies that go a different way than the traditional slasher/ghosts variations, and by flipping the table on the haunted house genre and having it seen through the perspective of the ghosts, writer Brian King brings originality to a tired genre filled with Paranormal activity and Insidious knock-offs.

And while I did not care much for The Further scenes in Insidious, there was a dream-like quality to the afterworld scenes in Haunter that were reminiscent of Nightmare on Elm Street. There is actually a strong nostalgic vibe in the film (helped by the fact that the characters are from the 80’s) with a whole feel and look similar to the Freddy movies but also Poltergeist and, of course a hint of GroundHog Day.

Everything else in the movie: from the acting, the eerie cinematography, to the sound effects contribute to making Haunter a natural choice for Best 2013 Ghost story contender.

My Rating: 6.5/10

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Origin: Canada

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Comments

  1. Wow, what a great review! I am definitely checking this movie out. Sounds really cool and original. I also have a great blog “10 Halloween Horror Movies for you and your Teen.”I have compiled a list of horror films that will gradually introduce your teen to horror without scaring them away but also without boring the life out of them. Come check that out at http://www.aseatonatrain.wordpress.com Have a Happy Halloween!

    • Hey Daniel, I have checked your Halloween posts, it’s an awesome resource you have created there (loved the soap-box stance for the last movie ;-)). Will definitively share it on the FB page and on twitter.

  2. This is truly unique and excellent review. I sense you think a lot like me, or vice versa. Thank you for sharing this review..

  3. Yes, I also enjoyed this film because it is not your typical slasher or gore film. It reminded me of The Others, a film I also liked. I’m drawn to the types of films that make you see things from another perspective, especially one that has not been overdone. Great review, by the way.

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