The Haunting of Helena
Release year: 2012
Director: Christian Bisceglia, Ascanio Malgarini
Screenwriter: Christina Bisceglia
Starring: Harriet MacMasters-Green, Sabrina Jolie Perez, Jarreth J. Merz, Matt Patresi, Paolo Paoloni, Giuliano Montaldo, Susanna Cornacchia
Single mother Sophia (MacMasters-Green) moves into a new apartment with her daughter Helena (Perez) and everything seems fine. Until Helena looses a baby tooth which stirs the dark, unsettled history of the house.
If The Haunting had had the guts to call itself The Tooth fairy or something similar and be about an evil force paying nightly visits to children who have lost their baby teeth, it could have been so cool. But then again, maybe so could this story. Main point; it isn’t. Instead of making the full use of an interesting and fresh concept, Bisceglia (Cruel Peter, 2017) tackles The Haunting as a pretty standard haunting movie, which brings not much new to the table and seems baby steps away from a TV movie production. But, considering it being only his second feature film, it does show promise as it has moments that shows clear potential. We look forward to see future production of the director’s career, but this is forgettable.
Despite the English dialogue of the movie, this is an Italian production.