Movie Diary 3/25/2009

The Haunting in Connecticut (Peter Cornwell, 2009). I know, right? Because Connecticut is scarier than other states, yes? Just want to point out that the movie’s screenwriting pedigree involves Adam Simon, creator of the wacky Roger Corman Jurassic Park knock-off, Carnosaur, and Tim Metcalfe, of Revenge of the Nerds fame. And it is “based on the true story,” not “a true story,” so if you aren’t already au courant enough to know what the true story is, you’re going to feel like an idiot. And finally: The Haunting in Connecticut comes a week after The Last House on the Left. When did the definitive article become acceptable again in movie titles? (full review: 3/27)