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Ghost Month is writer/director Danny Draven’s effort to make a subtle, suspenseful American film in the vein of your favorite Asian horror movies. The result, unfortunately, is that the attempted subtlety comes across as tedious and relatively predictable.
Alyssa (Marina Resa) works for a housekeeping agency and has been assigned to the estate of Ms. Wu (Shirley To), who lives far out in the desert. The young maid is trying to clear her head and get away from an abusive ex-boyfriend (Jerod Edington), so the seclusion and strict rules of the household seem to be a perfect fit. She is thrown off immediately, however, by the culture shock she endures while living with Ms. Wu and her Aunt Chen (Akiko Shima). Alyssa has arrived right at the start of “Ghost Month,” a traditional Chinese period where rituals, such as the burning of paper money, must be carried out »
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The Asian-influenced American Indie, Ghost Month (previously featured in Fangoria #279) will be arriving on DVD July 21st via Dark World Pictures.
To celebrate the release, filmmaker Danny Draven (Deathbed) dropped Fango a line to let us know that he'll be appearing along with much of his cast and crew at a special signing event at Burbank horror staple, Dark Delicacies.
"In a bid to escape her nutso ex-boyfriend, Jacob, Alyssa (Marina Resa) takes a housekeeping gig at a remote Southwestern home. But her retreat coincides with the Chinese calendar's seventh month, when dead souls allegedly raise hell among the mortal world. Skeptical Alyssa isn't convinced by the warnings of her Chinese employers (Shirley To and Akiko Shima) until she starts having nightmarish visions in this creepy horror extravaganza."
- firstname.lastname@example.org (James Zahn)
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