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THE HAUNTING AT ST JOSEPH’S review – Good movie to watch on/before Halloween

Director: JD Cohen
Starring: Tal Hymans, Alec Snow, Tara Jay, and Elke Hinrichsen
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes

What it’s about: A group of friends goes on vacation without any knowledge of the history of witchcraft at the place they are staying. Mostly surrounding the hanging and sacrifice of a young girl many centuries ago. The group starts to experience hallucinations and other weirdness in the house. They are slowly torn apart as they learn about the true evil that resides there.  

What Corey thought: The Haunting at St Joseph’s is a fun little flick for those who are especially interested in the occult, folklore, and witchcraft. It shares a lot of the elements that you usually find in these types of film but it adds its own layers and twists to make the story original and accessible. The plot has some historical significance but it’s not leaned on heavily outside of the intro to the movie and various flashbacks throughout the film. 

The cast does a good job of selling the hysteria and growing tension in the film. The way the director weaves the flashbacks in with the present story carefully marries the two unique stories and timelines together for a seamless experience. There are some good jump scares and a few unsettling images that will stick with you long after the credits roll. The soundtrack also helps to set the mood and they couldn’t have picked a better location for this to be filmed. With Halloween right around the corner this might be the perfect film to watch before (or on) that day!

My rating – 8/10 – Great!!

The Haunting at St Joseph’s is now available on VOD services and DVD.

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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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