Abigail Breslin is a teenager trapped by an evil from her past in the supernatural film Haunter – on Blu-ray and DVD February 11th from scare master Vincenzo Natali and IFC Midnight and MPI Media Group.
Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, August: Osage County, Zombieland) takes on the traditional haunted house story in Haunter. In 1986, 15-year-old Lisa (Breslin) and her family died in their home under sinister circumstances. Unable to move on, their spirits have continued to roam the house. And for nearly 30 years, they have had to live the same miserable day over and over, never thinking they’re anything but alive.
But now, Lisa has started noticing things that make her believe that she and her uncomprehending family are in fact ghosts. On top of that, she realizes that she must reach out from beyond the grave to help her living counterpart Olivia and her family avoid the same gruesome fate that Lisa and her loved ones suffered all those years ago.
Uniquely unsettling and shocking, Haunter (an Official Selection at the 2013 SXSW festival) is a one-of-a-kind reverse ghost story that chills long after the final frame. Veteran actor Stephen McHattie co-stars as the sinister Pale Man, along with Eleanor Zichy (TV’s “Skins”), Peter Outerbridge (Silent Hill: Revelation), Michelle Nolden (RED) and David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
Annlee Ellingson of the Los Angeles Times called the IFC Films theatrical release “a freaky visual experience.” Henry Stewart of The L Magazine hailed it as “inventively structured and very Elm Street-esque.” The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore called it “a love letter to ghost stories.”