Abigail Breslin in the Trailer for Haunter

Abigail Breslin stars in Haunter, a new horror film from director Vincenzo Natali (Splice). It looks decent, if not particularly memorable. Groundhog Day meets every other horror film ever? Hopefully this has something new to offer. It’s good to see Breslin still working, since child actors struggle once they pass, you know, their child stage.

Abigail Breslin stars as a young girl who must unravel a decades-old mystery to save her family.

You can check out the poster and read the official synopsis underneath the trailer, but the synopsis is a little SPOILER-ish if you ask us.

Official Synopsis:

Lisa Johnson is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has “woken up” and realizes what is going on. She starts to feel as if she is being haunted, but the “ghost” turns out to be Olivia, a very much alive girl who lives in the house in the present day with her own family. With her help, Lisa discovers that the house once belonged to a serial killer who kidnapped teenage girls and burned their remains in a hidden furnace room. When he died, he became a Haunter – a powerful, evil spirit able to possess the living.

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Starring Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden and David Hewlett.

ETA: USA and iTunes – 18 October, 2013.