After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. Written by
The design for the "Antonia Graza" was modeled after the "Andrea Doria" (a man's name), a real-life Italian cruise ship that also met a tragic fate: it sank in the 1950s after colliding with another liner. Contrary to this fact, the "Antonia Graza" actually shows a stronger resemblance to the 'Leonardo Da Vinci', a slightly altered and larger design which replaced the Doria after she sank. See more »
Though the Antonia Graza is supposed to be an Italian ship, there are several glaring grammatical errors whenever Italian words are visible on screen. The most evident of these is the plaque sporting the phrase "Cabina di capitano" (outside the ship's captain cabin) instead of the correct "Cabina del capitano". Other visible errors include gibberish on a can of rat poison in the galley. See more »
I can't hold her much longer, Murph. Port bow is heeling. She's taking on way too much water.
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The opening logos are tinted brown, and the typical Warner Bros. logo is instead an intentionally chintzy 60s style logo. All this ties into the infamous cruise ship opening. See more »
Written by Edwin, Thomas Salter, Jeff Dalziel, Memphis, and Meher Steinberg
Performed by Edwin and The Pressure
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The Dark Castle production company founded by Robert Zemeckis, Gilbert Adler and Joel Silver churned out a few low-brow horrors at the beginning of the last decade before producing broader, more mainstream flicks like RockNRolla and Unknown. Among the better of these schlockfests was Ghost Ship, a maritime horror set in the bleak Bearing Straight. A salvage crew featuring the underused Gabriel Byrne (replacing Brian Cox) and the lovely Julianna Margulies set out on a mission to find a mysterious floating behemoth only to discover that it's the 40-year lost Antonia Garza, a cruise ship that vanished without a trace.
Once on board the salvage crew quickly begin to realize that something sinister is going on and have doubts about the completing their mission. The rusting juggernaut holds a terrifying secret and will not let them leave under any circumstances. It's an ironic morality play with a twist, much in the style of the producers' own Tales from the Crypt TV/movie series. Dark Castle were good at making this type of film, but they've shifted focus in recent years. Despite a little too much CGI blood effects, Ghost Ship still manages to be chilling and provokes a dreadful atmosphere.
But where did all the dead bodies go? If you like this film then you ought to check out the similar Death Ship and Deep Rising. Neither will surface on Blu Ray any time soon, but they're worth hunting down.
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