A Haunting in Connecticut/A Haunting in Georgia
In 2002, the Discovery Channel released two feature-length specials, A Haunting in Connecticut and A Haunting in Georgia, that would launch its ongoing paranormal documentary anthology series, A Haunting, as well as the pretty execrable fictionalized theatrical release The Haunting in Connecticut and its sequel, the improbably titled The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.
The original TV documentaries recount experiences with hauntings from the perspectives of the victims, mixing reenactments with narration and interviews in order to recreate the events for the viewing audience. Connecticut deals with a family moving into a house that was formerly a funeral parlor where the children begin seeing ghosts, including a demon they refer to as “the Man in the Suit.” One child’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent, and sending him out of the house only makes things worse. Things got so bad that they had to call in noted charlatans Ed and Lorraine Warren. (You know, from The Conjuring and those two scary doll movies. Holy crap, they made two of those?)
Meanwhile, Georgia deals with a family who moves into a mysteriously abandoned home only for their 4-year-old daughter to begin communicating with a series of imaginary friends: first, the kindly old Mister Gordy, then the bandaged and bloody Con, and finally the terrifying hooded “Dark Figure.” In short, if creepy kids and their spooky imaginary friends give you the wiggins, the two pilot episodes of A Haunting are probably just what you’re looking for.