Based on a True Story Essay

1082 Words Mar 18th, 2013 5 Pages
A Haunting in Connecticut is about a family (The Campbell Family) moving to upstate Connecticut to be closer to the hospital where their son, Matt, is being treated for cancer. In search of a home suitable for her enduring family, the mom, Sara Campbell, falls in love with a charming Victorian home. She soon finds out that the home has some unsettling history. Not letting detour her, she decides to move her family into their new home. The family then begin to experience supernatural events, first, starting with Matt as the medium Jonah haunts and tries to communicate with him.
Although some “based on a true story” movies are far from the truth, Hollywood did a good job at sticking to the facts with A Haunting in Connecticut. The setting
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She did admit to finding embalming equipment, but only after they moved in, which is also depicted in the movie.

The movie also correctly depicts the characters. The eldest son’s actual name is Philip Snedeker, The real life father’s name is Philip Snedeker, The mothers name is Sara Snedeker, and the youngest brother’s name is Bradley Snedeker. One thing that is shown in the movie is the mother’s niece staying with them. And in real life the niece Tammy stayed with the Snedeker family. According to the documentary, her mother and father were getting a divorce and it wasn’t going to good so her aunt, Sara, called her and invited her to stay with them. The movie shows Matt to have a radical personality change which is true according to the real life parents. Matt had become distant, dark, and violent. The one thing that Hollywood did add that was not true is the priest, Reverend Popescu. He was put into the movie to help solve the plot by bringing some enlightment to the characters.

What makes a movie scary is not the setting, or its characters, but the occurrences that happen during the movie. Hollywood justly depicts many of the events that occurred in real life into this movie. The first thing that appears in the movie is the mother finding the pictures of the dead who had funeral services in that house. The mother throws the pictures away. This is found to be true. The real life mother

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