Horror Review: Haunt (2014)

An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased.

I have to be honest with you here, I fell for the oldest marketing trick in the book…

Yes, I decided to watcvh this film based on the films poster. You’d think after all these years I’d have learn’t my lesson but what can I say, I still get drawn towards a visually good looking cover.

I always like to go into a new film with a blank slate, I try my best not to compare or judge until the end. The problem is with some films is that you can be left with no choice but to do the exact opposite and this was one of those films.

The films plot is straight forward which I have no problem with and the acting is decent enough, my main problem with this film is it had so much potential to be something so much more. Yet it seems that the films director Mac Carter decided to play it safe, too safe.
You also get the sense of “we’ve seen this all before” and you’d be right we have, additionally I was really annoyed by the fast pace of the movie, for a straight forward plot it moved so quickly. If it had slowed down and paced itself out it might of had more of an affect.
“Haunt” is a film you’ve seen a thousand times and despite it’s huge potential ultimately falls flat, good for a one time watch but nothing else.


If you want to see the “Haunt” trailer then just click on the video below:


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