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Haunted

Haunted

Scooter Downey (2012)

76min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this woolly wilderness horror, an estranged father and son take a road trip to tackle past traumas but have an otherworldly close encounter, instead. Laden with confusing and overwrought flashbacks, the film is at least sustained by a convincing turn from genre veteran Lance Henriksen (as the hoary, he-man sheriff dad). But Sean Elliot as his spooked offspring is merely twitchy and annoying, particularly when he's forced to confront both his own demons and something more tangible after Henriksen is crocked while out in the backwoods. The question about whether their experiences are real or imagined soon becomes moot, as director Scooter Downey's debut feature is neither suspenseful nor horrific enough to qualify as anything but a run-of-the-mill excursion into the unknown.

Summary

An estranged father and son go on a journey into the wilderness to rebuild their relationship, only to end up stranded. They come under attack from strange creatures emerging from the darkness, as well as their own personal demons concerning the tragedy that drove them apart. Horror, starring Lance Henriksen and Sean Elliot.

Cast & Crew

Russell Lance Henriksen
October Sean Elliot
Director Scooter Downey

Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence

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