Haunting In Connecticut 2, The: Ghosts Of Georgia

Featured In Issue 176, April/May 2013

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Building on the terror of The Haunting In Connecticut, Part 2: Ghosts Of Georgia is a horrifying tale that traces a young family's nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy Wyrick (Murray moves his wife Lisa (Spencer) and daughter Heidi to a historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house's only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa's free-spirited sister Joyce (Sackhoff), the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire...a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Tom Elkins, Writer David Coggeshall, and Co-Producer Brad Kessel; the featurette Seeing Ghosts: The True Story Of The Wyricks (HD 10:18); 13 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Elkins (HD 17:47); outtakes (HD 03:59); the theatrical trailer; and upfront previews.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, shot digitally with RED cameras, appears natural with a woodsy, earthy color palette. Hues are strongly hued with richness and warmth. Fleshtones are accurately toned throughout. The ghosts appear intermittently in black and white. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadows. Resolution is good, though, with a slight soft focus. Still, the imagery is visually engaging, with a colorful presence contrasted with stylized filtered and grain effects that enhance the feeling of ghostly occurrences. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is haunting in effect, with spooky sound effects and atmospherics that are often aggressively directionalized. The orchestral music score is nicely recorded and presented with a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds with holosonic® effectiveness. Deep bass is extended and energized at sub-25 Hz frequencies, to enhance effect and emotional impact. The intensity builds to a climax that is sonically exciting and dimensional. This is a superb soundtrack that sustains the terrifying emotions depicted in the storytelling. (Gary Reber)