Ghostkeeper (1981)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  1981 (Canada)
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A group of three friends on a snowmobiling trip find themselves stranded at an abandoned lodge isolated in the mountains. They discover that an old woman resides in the hotel, along with an evil entity that she is keeping in the basement.


(as James Makichuk)


(as James Makichuk) , (as Douglas MacLeod)
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A trio of friends on a snowmobiling trip in the Canadian rockies become lost after venturing up a trail during a snowstorm. They stumble upon a seemingly abandoned hotel lodge and decide to spend the night, unaware of the grave danger that they have put themselves in. Written by anonymous

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Release Date:

1981 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ghost Keeper  »

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CAD 750,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to director Jim Makichuk the film's money started to run out when the movie was only half shot, so rather than cancel the production altogether he decided to abandon the remaining script and make things up as he went along, hoping to at least retain the film's creepy atmosphere. He said this explains the released film's rather uneven, incoherent second half and sparse use of the plot's monster. See more »


Marty: I never could defend a man who made less than 75 grand.
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References The Living Desert (1953) See more »

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Pretty creepy and atmospheric.
27 July 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

On a wintery New Year's Eve two women(Jenny and Chrissy)and one man(Marty)embark on a short snowmobile excursion.When the snowmobile breaks down,they are forced to seek refuge in a deserted hotel.There they confront powerful evil forces."Ghostkeeper" is a pretty creepy and atmospheric horror film which will keep you guessing until the end.The acting is solid and the atmosphere of fear and total isolation is well-captured.The locations sets(snowy mountains and a mansion in the middle of nowhere)provide some chills.Check it out if you are a horror fan.8 out of 10.

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