Written by Scotty
Sometimes in life you experience something that is called Déjà vu, it is not a bad thing by any means, but if it starts to happen too often, you may drive yourself crazy. Reliving some of the events of your life could be a great highlight that you would never want to let go of, but as time goes by, doing this might start to scare you. There is not a way to avoid this, as it has happened to everyone at one point in their lives, but as long as you are able to learn from it, you should come out better on the other side.
Lisa is a normal teenager living with her family, but there is something different about how she lives her life. She has been living the same day over and over again and it is becoming repetitive. Having to answer the same questions every day, eating the same meals every day and watching the same shows every day is taking its toll on her. Trying to explain this to her parents is only making her situation worse as they will not believe her and try to punish her for telling what they believe is a lie.
Everything is the same, day in and day out, but slowly, things are starting to change. The routine stays the same, but the attitudes of her family start to change day by day. Thinking that she is going crazy, she starts to hear strange sounds in the basement while doing her daily laundry, but when she finally finds a secret door behind the washing machine, she wants to explore. Before finding out the secret of what is keeping her in a consistent time loop, a new visitor comes to the front door that knows exactly what is going on.
Dressed as a phone repairman, Lisa knows that this man is not what he seems and when the two get away from the family for a matter of seconds, he tells the young girl to give up on her quest for answers. Not being deterred, Lisa continues her search for the truth of what is happening and finds herself being a part of another young girl’s life in the future that is experiencing the same thing. Needing to find out how to break out of the loop is keeping Lisa motivated beyond belief and with the help of her future counterpart, they are able to find the person that is responsible, but will they be able to defeat him and go on with their lives?
Haunter follows young Lisa as she is stuck with living the same day over and over again. Being the day before her sixteenth birthday, she has come to terms with never being able to celebrate it. With each day being the same, she tries to explain what is happening to her parents, but once they start to believe her, an outside visitor comes to the house and changes it all back to the way it has been. Not knowing what this man means to do to her family, Lisa tries to make sure she can protect them from his power, but when she gets too close to an answer, she is lifted away from her time and placed in the future household of a different family that is experiencing the same thing. Teaming up with her friend from the future, the two are able to find out who is behind what is causing the time loop, but they are not able to stop him as each of their days is starting to change, in violent ways.
I was left baffled when watching this as there was not a way to get answers before they were shown to you. Being a possibility that everyone was dead and stuck in the same day was questioned by me, along with the movie when trying to figure out what was happening. With two different time lines intersecting to tell the story as well, I was intrigued how they would both be pulled together to make the ending something more than a, lack for a better word, dream. I am still up in the air about how much I like this movie, if I just like it, or if I love it. I will require another viewing at some point to see if there is anything that I missed along the way. Stay Scared.