Genre writer Sean Hood (Cube 2: Hypercube, Halloween: Resurrection) has been tapped to pen The Haunting in New York, which follows on the heels of last year’s The Haunting in Connecticut and the soon-to-lens The Haunting in Georgia. Gold Circle is keeping the logline of the latest installment under wraps but said it will be based on a true story like the other two films (read inside for more). Hood posted an update to his blog this morning and added a few details. Haunting in Connecticut earned $77 million worldwide and spawned Haunting in Georgia, which Tom Elkins will begin helming in August. Gold Circle noted that neither Georgia nor New York are sequels to Connecticut and instead are self-contained films with unique characters.
We original posted last year that Haunting in New York is based on the life rights to “A Haunting: The Diabolical,” a TV documentary that ran in 2006 on the Discovery Channel. “The Diabolical” was the second episode in the second season on the ongoing series.
“Marie’s daughter suffers from a mental condition that keeps her from speaking. During the three years they’ve lived in their home, Marie has witnessed her communicating with someone she could not see. Marie was unworried, having decided it was positive angels. But upon his first visit, Marie’s boyfriend, Chris, feels a dark presence in the house. Using a Ouija board, the two unintentionally open up the home to a diabolical that is using Julie as a portal. A team of paranormal investigators soon decide the case is more serious than they can handle and arrange with the Church for an exorcism.”
More at Sean Hood’s blog.