HAUNT – Review by Liz Whittemore

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Haunt takes advantage of all the horror tropes. This film is deranged as hell. One kill actually made me physically cringe. But they just got crazier from there. The special effects make-up is masterful. Body horror at its finest. Performances are top-notch, all around.

The villains still feel like a complete mystery but they are phenomenally effective. As a fan of haunted houses, this film resonated with me. I talk a big game and will watch any gorefest you throw my way, but it’s the visceral terror of the dark and unknown that makes your palms sweat every time. Beck and Woods have made Haunt a winner in all categories. And extra lucky for them, the release is not only on Friday the 13th but it’s also a full moon. What are the odds? Continue reading on I SCREAM YOU SCREAM.

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Liz Whittemore

Liz Whittemore is the author of AWFJ's I SCREAM YOU SCREAM blog. She is Co-Managing Editor and writes for www.ReelNewsDaily.com, hosts the podcast Girls On Film and is a contributing writer for Cinemit.com and The ArtsWireWeekly. Now New York-based, she was born and raised in northern Connecticut. She's a graduate of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy, and has performed at Disneyland and famed Hartford Children's Theater, and been a member of NYC's Boomerang Theater, Connecticut's Simsbury Summer Theater, Virginia's Offstage Theatre, where she also directed. Her film credits include Suburban Skies and Surrender. In 2008, she shot Jabberwocky, a documentary now in post-production. Liz is still a children's theatre director and choreographer. She's working on an updated adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and a series of children's books.