• Released
  • October 18, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 37 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 9 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A teen realizes that she and her family are reliving events, repeatedly, from a day in 1986.

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Critic Ratings

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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Less twisted than Natali's last film, Splice, it's sufficiently novel to uphold his reputation as a filmmaker not content telling...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Annlee Ellingson
Haunter offers a freaky, visceral experience — without a hint of gore.
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63

RogerEbert.com

By Simon Abrams
Once Haunter's story snaps into focus, and its creators pull you towards its inevitable conclusion, the film's flaws become that much more...
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60

Film.com

By William Goss
The premise is provoking and well-conceived, confidently moving things forward until the increasingly knotty rules of the film’s universe...
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60

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Director Vincenzo Natali (“Splice”) is more effective at sustaining clammy suspense than hiding all the holes in Brian King’s script. But...
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Teen Lisa Johnson (Abigail Breslin) is trapped in a kind of undead, unfunny “Groundhog Day,” living one particular 24 hours with her family...
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50

The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
After performing many narrative backflips in an attempt to lucidly resolve things, Haunter eventually settles for half-baked uplift that...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Vincenzo Natali emphasizes technically impressive shots in the service of predictable, boring expository beats, at the expense of...
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50

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Lifted by the sepulchral Stephen McHattie as Lisa’s nemesis, the film’s frazzled thought experiment becomes an adequate yarn.
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20

Village Voice

By Calum Marsh
Has an elegance roughly on par with a Goosebumps novel, refusing to follow its own contradictory rules and barely sustaining a pretense of...
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Great movie honestly.

By onecoldworld594
I found this movie not much to be a horror but a great change in how "horror" films usually are. The plot was original and I was honestly entertained the entire movie. So please ignore the reviews...

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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Creepy ghost story avoids gore but still scares.
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