A desperate mother rents a second home for her and her family in order to keep her sickly son closer to his treatment facility. The low rent and beautiful location seem to good to be true... That is, until the family is overcome by a series of terrifying events brought on by the house's dark past. THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT is the absolute worst kind of horror movie. It is a trite and unsophisticated film that sets up one pre-designed jump-scare after another rather than attempting to build even the least bit of mood or suspense. The phrase "Based on a true story" is used in only the most liberal sense, as none of the events are believable in the least. By forcing each of the ghosts in front of the camera on full display and involving each of the other family members, it diminishes any possibility that the medication and experimental treatments could be the potential cause for Matt's hallucinations, paranoia, and odd behavior. On top of that, the acting is very apparent and is in no way naturalistic. HAUNTING only creates a scripted reality with scripted characters that fail to reflect the actual occurrence as it happened. Beneath its polished appearance, the film is just a cheap shocker that only caters to the superficial Horror fan.