Abigail Breslin in First Trailer for Vincenzo Natali's Horror 'Haunter'

July 31, 2013
Source: Apple


After venturing into thriller territory with The Call, teenage actress Abigail Breslin is now in straight-up horror territory with Haunter, the new film from Splice director Vincenzo Natali. When we heard about the story in the spring of 2012, it sounded like an original approach to familiar ghost stories we've seen before. However, this first trailer seems to be trying to hide the unique twist on this kind of thriller. We won't spoil it just in case that might ruin the movie, but you won't have to search far to find the original plot synopsis. The down side is without knowing those details, the film looks painfully generic for the genre.

Here's the first trailer for Vincenzo Natali's Haunter, originally from Apple:

Vincenzo Natali (Splice) directs Haunter from a script by Brian King (Cypher, Night Train). Abigail Breslin stars as a young girl who must unravel a decades-old mystery to save her family in this haunted house thriller. Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden and David Hewlett also star in the film which played the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. IFC Films sends the film to iTunes and theaters October 18th.

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  • DavideCoppola
    hah! I've just seen this. Well, I love Natali, but this looks too "standard" for him. Still everything he does, I'm in.
  • Jon Odishaw
    Well this looks lame. But I do like the idea of Mchattie as a villain.
  • Jon Chamberlain
    Hey Vincenzo, what about the Cube???
    Not bad. But they gave away everything already. SPECULATIVE SPOILERS: She and the rest of the girls are stuck in an infinite loop where the baddie gets to kill them over and over again. To break the loop, Breslin's character will probably have to die by sacrifice (and then be resuscitated).
  • lame x2
  • grimjob
    Pretty bad.
  • avconsumer2
    Yeesh. Ya know... I think I just figured out why I never see horror flicks @ the theater. I think it's impossible to make a good horror flick trailer. Though... this one WAS missing the obligatory little girl singing nursery rhyme-like song X. Also, there was no time/strobe visual f/x. (not that there aren't any good horror flicks)




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