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  • Summary: Lisa Johnson (Abigail Breslin) is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has â
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Annlee Ellingson
    Oct 24, 2013
    70
    Haunter offers a freaky, visceral experience — without a hint of gore.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 21, 2013
    70
    Less twisted than Natali's last film, Splice, it's sufficiently novel to uphold his reputation as a filmmaker not content telling conventional fanboy stories.
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Oct 18, 2013
    63
    Once Haunter's story snaps into focus, and its creators pull you towards its inevitable conclusion, the film's flaws become that much more apparent.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 16, 2013
    50
    After performing many narrative backflips in an attempt to lucidly resolve things, Haunter eventually settles for half-baked uplift that renders much of what came before ridiculous and nonsensical.
  5. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Oct 17, 2013
    50
    Lifted by the sepulchral Stephen McHattie as Lisa’s nemesis, the film’s frazzled thought experiment becomes an adequate yarn.
  6. Reviewed by: Josh Modell
    Oct 16, 2013
    50
    It’s likely too dark to please the girls who might otherwise relate to its story and star, and probably too simple and pitch-positive for genre fans.
  7. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Oct 15, 2013
    20
    Has an elegance roughly on par with a Goosebumps novel, refusing to follow its own contradictory rules and barely sustaining a pretense of internal logic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 22, 2014
    8
    Lisa is a girl who is experiencing the same day over & over again, literally. Her parents are useless; her mother cooks & cleans, her father is trying to fix the car all the time & her little brother plays video games & also plays with his imaginary friend, looks familiar "imaginary friend". In fact, this movie is anything but familiar, it is one of the most twisted horror movies I have ever seen, Abigail Breslin pulls it off again with a noticeable performance, the cinematography is unique in style & the visuals are more than just enough for such independent movie. Is it perfect? No, but near. If you are going into the movie expecting some familiar haunted house horror movie to pass time this is not the perfect movie for you, you have to connect the dots & figure things out for yourself. Expand

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