When I first picked up this film I assumed it was a horror film because of the title. Apparently many other viewers made the same assumption. However, The Ghoul isn’t really a horror film as much as it is a character study…or a drama…or a detective thriller. Actually, I’m not quite sure how to categorize the film, which for some viewers will be a problem. It wasn’t a problem for me.
The film opens with a detective investigating a double murder. The crime apparently occurred several weeks before as the house is now clean, with a fresh coat of paint to disguise the blood spatters from multiple gunshots fired during the crime. The detective, Chris, is actually being shown about by the realtor who tells him the weird story of the crime. It seems the criminal had broken into the house