While investigating the legend of a mysterious group of religious people living in the forest, a local news crew becomes trapped in the grasp of a doomsday cult, who are about to execute their final act of devotion and biblical punishment.
Jane Elizabeth Barry,
In 1955, a insane patient left his room, walking to the children's ward. There he killed three children while they were asleep. Now, a group of paranormal investigators will go into the ... See full summary »
In March of 2011, three filmmakers disappeared in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona while documenting their search for the Lost Dutchman mine. Their bodies were never found... but their camera was.
Ron Eagle D'Andre II,
A scientific research team investigates and documents the supernatural phenomena surrounding the disappearance of a cattle ranchers 10 year old son. Inspired by true events that shocked the paranormal community around the world.
Britani Bateman Underwood,
A small town news team discovers a box of video tapes where a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit, haunts and torments a family... slowly driving them insane. Soon after, they realize that the "Operator" has begun to stalk them as well.
GHOUL is a supernatural horror film involving the real life story of the Soviet Union's most violent serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo. Three Americans travel to the Ukraine to film a documentary about the cannibalism epidemic that swept through the country during the famine of 1932. After being lured deep into the Ukraine forest for an interview with one of the last known survivors, they quickly find themselves trapped in a supernatural hunting ground. Written by
The found footage genre has just about ran it's course, not to say that there hasn't been some pretty good found footage films, but it's gotten to the point where this kind of film has become to go to for film makers who just want to cash in on a few jump scares while not blowing a lot of money on a big budget.
There lies the problem with "Ghoul", there's is nothing about this film that makes it stand out from the massive pile of found footage horror that we have seen made in the past years. It follows the same basic story line (people making a documentary) and it throws out the same basic scenes (Jump scares, running through the woods, lots of arguing and screaming), it never tries to do anything to make itself be more than "Just another Found Footage horror flick".
Blair Witch Project was a scary and interesting movie because it made us feel like we were really watching a group of people get lost in the woods, plus obviously we weren't use to seeing films filmed in that way. But now we are just way too use to everything that these kinds of films can do and it doesn't seem like the Filmmakers behind "Ghoul" had any real interest in trying to show us something we haven't seen before.
If you've seen one Found Footage film then you have pretty much already seen this. It's just not good and it's really not worth your time.
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