Abigail Breslin stars in director Vincenzo Natali's unique take on the traditional haunted house story. In 1986, 15-year-old Lisa (Breslin) and her family died in their home under sinister circumstances. Unable to move on, their spirits have continued to roam the house.
A Powerful and Moving Supernatural Tale That Will Haunt Viewers,
It Sneaks Up Onto Blu-ray and DVD on February 11, 2014
"A lovely homage to haunted house cinema - and a very crafty ghost story." - FEARnet.com
A teenager comes to the distressing realization that she is a ghost, and must save others from the fate that befell her years earlier, in the eerie horror thriller Haunter. The latest film from scare master Vincenzo Natali arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 11, 2014, via IFC Midnight and MPI Media Group, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.
Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, August: Osage County, Zombieland) stars in director Vincenzo Natali's (Splice, Cube, ABCs of Death 2) unique take on the traditional haunted house story. In 1986, 15-year-old Lisa (Breslin) and her family died in their home under sinister circumstances. Unable to move on, their spirits have continued to roam the house. And for nearly 30 years, they have had to live the same miserable day over and over, never thinking they're anything but alive.
But now, Lisa has started noticing things that make her believe that she and her uncomprehending family are in fact ghosts. On top of that, she realizes that she must reach out from beyond the grave to help her living counterpart Olivia and her family avoid the same gruesome fate that Lisa and her loved ones suffered all those years ago.
Uniquely unsettling and shocking, Haunter is a one-of-a-kind reverse ghost story that chills long after the final frame. Veteran actor Stephen McHattie co-stars as the sinister Pale Man, along with Eleanor Zichy (TV's "Skins"), Peter Outerbridge (Silent Hill: Revelation), Michelle Nolden (RED) and David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
Annlee Ellingson of the Los Angeles Times called the IFC Films theatrical release "a freaky visual experience." Henry Stewart of The L Magazine hailed it as "inventively structured and very Elm Street-esque." The Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore called it "a love letter to ghost stories."
Haunter, sure to thrill fans of such films as The Lovely Bones, The Others and Insidious, was an Official Selection at the 2013 SXSW festival.
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Street date: February 11, 2014
SRP: $29.98 (Blu-ray), $24.98 (DVD)
Running time: 97 minutes