Day 229 – Ghost Stories

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Movie Title: Ghost Stories

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

Rated: UR

Who did I watch with?: Flying Solo

Where did I watch it?: Home

Review:

Ghost Stories has an intriguing premise. Professor Goodman (Andy Nyman) has spent his entire life debunking hoaxes and the paranormal. He suffered some kind of childhood trauma at the hands of his ultra religious father. This is combined with his admiration for Charles Cameron who inspired him to pursue the truth. Cameron mysteriously disappeared after a car accident. Suddenly, Goodman gets a letter in the mail from Cameron who wants to meet him. Cameron is old and sickly and has had a change of heart. He thinks Goodman is a quack and gives him three case files that he was never able to solve.

Goodman takes these cases on eagerly. The cases themselves are fairly interesting, but it is also apparent that the movie had budget issues with displaying some of the ideas in the script. There are some fairly good moments, but I wanted more out of these scenarios. The first involves a nightwatchmen at an abandoned women’s mental institution that is being renovated for a different purpose. The second involves a teenager that literally has Satan climb into the back seat of his car. The last involves a man named Mike Priddle (Martin Freeman) who claims his house was possessed by a poltergeist which killed his wife and his unborn child, literally ripping them in half.

Goodman returns to visit Cameron who promptly flips the script on him. Suddenly, Goodman is not sure if his decision to investigate these cases was at all a good idea.

Verdict:

Ghost Stories was a good low budget ride. See it.

Tomorrow’s Movie: The Endless (2017)

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