“The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia” has absolutely nothing to do with its 2009 predecessor other than it too sees a family move into a new home and encounter some nasty ghosts. This poorly executed dud concerns the supposedly true events that plagued a family in Pine Mountain, Georgia in 1993. After a limited theatrical release, it went to cable where you can find it on Roanoke Cox Cable’s Epix On DEMAND through September 30.
That’s where it belongs since it plays like a subpar television movie. It offers a nearly non-stop ineffective string of ghosts appearing and disappearing and creeping around in the fore and backgrounds. Right off the bat we see Lisa Wyrick (Abigail Spencer) popping pills in an effort to stop seeing her dead mother and other apparitions. She then moves to Georgia and her daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) sees shadowy people all over their property including a mysterious old man who tells her secrets. The lack of set up and over abundance of spooky scenes never scares us but rather taxes our patience.
The haphazard narrative then sees Lisa’s seemingly tramp sister (Katee Sackhoff from TV’s “Longmire”) show up to tell Heidi she and her mom have the gift of special sight. Next, a preacher just happens to stop by and tell them their property was a station of the Underground Railroad. This gives you the first hint of the ghost story that will play out if you choose to stay with it.
The overall poor execution and lack of any style or real sense of purpose never allows you to get interested in the goings on. Not even the appearance of Cicely Tyson roughly half way through gives it any zip. She instead comes across like a shameless attempt to somehow save a movie that’s beyond saving.