In an old Hollywood mansion, the spirit of an old family retainer inhabits an old grandfather clock. When a movie company uses the mansion for a film, the spirit inhabits the body of an ... See full summary »
In an old Hollywood mansion, the spirit of an old family retainer inhabits an old grandfather clock. When a movie company uses the mansion for a film, the spirit inhabits the body of an alien and persuades the two filmmakers to track down an old house that will resolve a family scandal. Written by
The credits revolve around pink objects such as eyes. Also of note are the wording in the credits, some words like "filmproduction" (sic) are found. These are typical of German, as they often put two words together to form a compound noun. See more »
Comment on very recent viewing of Ghost Chase (or H. Monster)
Re. Ghost Chase (or, Hollywood Monster).
I had the pleasure of seeing the film on video today. And survived it.
A principal problem -- perhaps part and parcel of severe budget problems -- is that the principal ghost figure, Louis, looks like a big rubber doll and the trick with his British accent is no fun at all.
All the characters play in three speeds: frantic, more frantic, most frantic, and we never see them functioning as real people (as one of your responders mentions). The ending is hysterical and hyperactive and without much head or tail to it. Why didn't they die in the next to last shot? A principal loss suggested above is that the sympathy which makes one forget many flaws in a story is missing, as the characters, good or bad or indifferent, are not three dimensional in any way. The girl's workplace is a sole exception.
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