I know what you’re thinking – another haunted house movie? And to that I say “Yes. Hush, there is a reason we’re on to a fifth Paranormal Activity movie.” Now here’s where Haunter is going to be different.
Haunter is told from the ghosts’ perspective, and these spirits aren’t so keen on being dead. In fact, teenage Lisa (Abigail Breslin) and her entire family aren’t quite aware that they’re haunting their own house until it occurs to them that they’re reliving the same day over and over again.
But once Lisa figures out that she was murdered, she reaches out to the teenage girl currently residing in her old room to stop her from suffering the same fate. Beetlejuice this is not; it doesn’t look like there will be any fun interdimensional bonding or ghost pranks going on between the teenage girls. Expect lots of jumpy shots of ghosts and/or killers appearing over shoulders in mirrors and flashes of shadowy figures in door frames. Those are the rules for haunted house movies, I didn’t makes them. Check out the trailer after the break.
Haunter comes from director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) and costars Stephen McHattie and Eleanor Zichy.
Haunter is in theaters October 18th.