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Haunter (2013)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 17 October 2013 (Ukraine)
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A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writer:

Brian King
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Abigail Breslin ... Lisa
Peter Outerbridge ... Bruce
Michelle Nolden ... Carol
Stephen McHattie ... Pale Man
Peter DaCunha ... Robbie
Samantha Weinstein ... Frances
Eleanor Zichy ... Olivia
David Hewlett ... Olivia's Father
Sarah Manninen ... Olivia's Mother
Martine Campbell Martine Campbell ... Olivia's Sister
David Knoll David Knoll ... Edgar
Michelle Coburn ... Mary Brooks
Tadhg McMahon ... Edgar's Father
Marie Dame ... Edgar's Mother
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Storyline

SPOILER: In 1985, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Lisa discovers that she is stuck in time, living the same day over and over with her parents Bruce and Carol and her little brother Robbie. Soon she learns that they are dead and trapped on the day that they were murdered but she finds that she can contact other people. Out of the blue, a stranger comes to her house telling that he is going to fix the telephone line but indeed to threaten her to stop the contacts. Lisa finds that she is contacting victims of the killer in different timelines including the future, and the killer's name is Edgar. Will be possible to Lisa to stop the evil Edgar? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2013 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

Un pasado infernal See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,489,366
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Samantha Weinstein and Michelle Nolden both appeared in Carrie (2013), though Nolden's scenes were removed from the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa moves the washer over to look inside the small red door behind it, there are no connections for the water for the washer. See more »

Quotes

Pale Man: They only see what I let them see, Lisa. And so do you.
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Connections

References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Peter and the Wolf
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
Performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada Film and TV Music Placement Division
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50 compelling minutes make up for all of the flaws
1 December 2013 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

The best description I can give of Haunter that it feels like a very well done episode of The Twilight Zone. Haunter has much more going on but there are some elements that detract from the viewing experience. The mystery that is presented to us is solid. You do wonder what it's going on however for fans of the genre it is pretty obvious from early on. Even then Haunter manages to creep you out to the maximum with minimal means. There are quite a few moments where you feel your heart pumping with excitement. Only at one point when it becomes clear what is going on it begins to drag. And really annoyingly. Here is where The Twilight Zone analogy comes in. The story is creepy and compelling enough for a duration of 50 minutes then every event after is just there to prolong those 50 minutes. Basically this movie would be excellent as an episode of an anthology series as The Twilight Zone but as a full film it can become quite tedious. Still overall I think this film shows how horror does not need blood or gore to manage to scare or freak you out. And I wished more contemporary films would follow this example. Definitely worth the watch, but be aware that after the first hour it can become tasking to remain watching. Although when you do you will get a satisfying ending.


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