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Ghouls (2008)

A college student returns with her father to his home country only to discover her family holds a dark secret that involves her.

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Stefan
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Liz
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Jennifer
Dan Badarau ...
Vlad
Corneliu Cimpoaie ...
Mihai
Marian Iacob ...
Alexa
Roxana Iancu ...
Adriana
Lucia Maier ...
Draga
George Grigore ...
Radu
Dumitru Stancu Petre ...
Tosha
Ion Haiduc ...
Bogdan
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Dylan
Silvia Popa ...
Grandmother / Ghoul Queen
Ioana Abur ...
Jennifer's Mother
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Stefan invites his daughter, Jennifer, to travel to Romania for the funeral of his mother. His mystic girlfriend Liz travels with them to the cursed village of Pelosoara, where they are welcomed by Stefan's brother Vladimir, and Jennifer finds the locals are very peculiar people. Jennifer learns that she is the only woman from the bloodline of her father. At the funeral a stranger approaches and asks Jennifer to meet him in the square in one hour. When Jennifer arrives at the meeting place, she sees a creature devouring the man she was there to meet and is saved by Thomas. The man tells her that he is the last druid on Earth, protecting the world against the evil ancients. They were defeated by the druids in the past and banished to the spiritual world. That night, there was to be a reclamation ceremony where the evil queen possesses a vessel to open a vortex between the spiritual and the real world to bring the ancients back to Earth. But Jennifer is to find out that things are more ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Dead Are Waiting

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Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for horror violence and gore | See all certifications »
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12 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Almas Perversas  »

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Throughout the film, the gunshots don't sync up with the gun flashes. On a regular basis, the sound is heard a split second before the gun is fired. See more »

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Ghoulish schlock
24 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much, but Ghouls actually turned out to be worse than expected. The only redeeming values were the acting of Kristen Renton and Erin Gray and the locations. But nothing else works, and as decent as those components are the overall standard of the film threatens constantly to cheapen them. The editing is as far from slick as you'd go and the effects are poorly constructed and fake. There is also a lazy script, relying on cheesy dialogue, scares that have a very deja-vu feel to them and stilted line delivery, and the story is dull in pace and predictable in storytelling. The characters manage to not only be clichéd but also not very likable. The acting other than Renton and Grey is terrible, and this is including William Atherton, a good actor wasted by sleepwalking through his role. Overall, ghoulish schlock of the highest order, nothing interesting or scary to be seen here. 2/10 Bethany Cox


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