Lisa (Abigail Breslin) is dead. She and her family were murdered by the ghost of a madman named Edward Mullen in 1986. Lisa, however, is the only one of her family members to realize she is no longer alive.
Lisa's fate is to be stuck in this house of horrors for eternity unless her living counterpart, a 16-year-old girl named Olivia (Eleanor Zichy), can release her soul from the house and send it into the afterlife.
This clip shows how the two girls are able to connect with each other through different time dimensions and realities. And how awesome is the Souxie and the Banshees T-shirt Lisa is wearing? Gotta love this goth throwback to the 1980s. Good to know that being dead doesn't mean you can't be cool.
Director Vincenzo Natali says he believes it's his duty as the director of a horror film to be manipulative. He claims to have added an unconscious level of terror to Haunter by adding in single-frame images to create subliminal messaging. So your eye won't catch the extra scary image, but your brain very well might — yikes!
“I think audiences will sense something is at work beneath the surface of the film, but won't be able to decipher precisely what it is," said Natali.
The Splice and Cube director continued, "We used a variety of techniques: the Pale Man's eye appears in various environments, phantasmal images appear near Lisa, the faces of her family transform into split-second grotesqueries and we also toyed with the sound design."
Apparently this movie really messes with your head and we can't wait to have our brains messed with, especially on Halloween!
Haunter is currently showing in limited release in New York and will open in Los Angeles on Oct. 25. Haunter is also available on VOD.
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