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Ghost Stories (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Ghost Stories
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama, Horror
Directed By: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman
Starring: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse
About: Skeptical professor Phillip Goodman embarks on a trip to the terrifying after finding a file with details of three unexplained cases of apparitions.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En5-S3djB44

My Review:
Having wanted to see this movie for a while I decided to watch this with my mum and found myself very happily surprised by it.

I thought by having three different ghost stories was a good way of keeping the watchers attention as it made them wonder what the others would be and if the professor would be able to solve the cases in which were handed to him. By also having the ending where the professor is really in a coma and the stories in which he created was his mind making stories about the people in which were looking after him and how he ended up getting into the coma was a good way of explaining the film to the audience and how the professor needs to come to terms with being a bystander of a death from when he was a teenager. Ghost Stories did also make me jump a couple of times throughout it which did give this more of a horror movie feel and scared me a little with the hooded figure following the professor. Having some comedy added into this did make this better to me as it did make me laugh and lightened up the mood a little throughout the film.

The only thing I feel that this movie could have improved upon is that each of the three stories should have got a bit more of an answer from the professor in which was investigating them and how the people came to see the ghosts in which they did as he doesn't seem to investigate much.

Overall, this is a very English horror movie but one that I really enjoyed and would definitely watch again! I would recommend this movie to those who are looking for a horror movie about ghosts and one that is not very scary.

My Rating: 4/5 

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