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The Ghouls (2003)

R  |   |  Horror  |  8 March 2005 (USA)
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Eric Hayes is a stringer. One notch below the lowest rung of the journalistic ladder. A video vulture preying on police chases, ambulance runs, and random street violence, selling his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Muskatell ...
Eric Hayes
Trent Haaga ...
Clift
Tina Birchfield ...
Sue
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Juan
Casey Powell ...
Benny
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Man with Baseball Bat
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Police Detective
Joseph Pilato ...
Lewis (as Joseph Rhodes)
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Ghoul Victim
Ernest M. Garcia ...
Mr. Wollen (as E. M. Garcia)
Patrick Floch ...
Bartender
Spider Terry
Jessica Garcia ...
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Eric Hayes is a stringer. One notch below the lowest rung of the journalistic ladder. A video vulture preying on police chases, ambulance runs, and random street violence, selling his footage to the highest bidder and living on a steady diet of cigarettes and bloodlust. For years, Eric has lived off of other people's pain and misery. But he's about to discover something beneath the streets of Los Angeles even hungrier for blood than he is. He's about to discover THE GHOULS. Written by Jahad Ferif

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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Chad Ferrin sold his 19681/2 Ford Mustang to make the film. See more »

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Eric Hayes: Somebody stop that fucking retard!
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Not as bad as its peers.
1 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The basic premise of the film is pretty good; it's just the delivery that fails. As with other ultra-low budget horror films, you can spot where the money's been spent and where it's been saved. This film is only around 80 minutes long yet it often drags. This is due to the fact that there just isn't enough of a narrative to sustain the length and this means sections feel like padding before the budget kicks in towards the end with the gore and effects. Shots linger unnecessarily and many conversations and subplots are simply redundant. Many things crop up that do not serve to propel the story forward or to delve into the films themes. Character interaction is unconvincing and as ever with these films the dialogue is wooden. The budget could surely have been spread around a bit, meaning they could have hired hired a few extras for the bar scenes and set-up a better office for the news channel 'mogul' who looks like Michael Madsen's fat older brother. The underground scenes at the end are commendable for a film like this and the guy who's been skinned alive is reasonably convincing in his agony until he starts to sound more like he's got bad cramp rather than had all of skin removed and been hung up on a hook. This makes me think the Ghouls have a little more intelligence and civilisation than they let on as where they had previously torn apart their victims and eaten them on the spot, they seem to be preparing beardy's friend for consumption in a different way. Perhaps they are curing/smoking him like ham. Speaking of smoking, there was perhaps some kind of poorly-conceived comment on the tobacco industry implied through the chain-smoking in this film. People who make a living off of other people's misery/misfortune. This film dragged on too much to keep my interest and the dodgy sound once again made it hard to follow - dialogue is at times inaudible but then at the same time sound effects are excessively loud, meaning I had to keep adjusting the volume. This is the third modern ultra-low budget film I have seen and it is certainly better then the others: 'Zombie Chronicles' & 'Zombies vs Vampires'.


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