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Ghost Son (2007)

A widowed newlywed stays on her deceased husband's South African farm, then bears a child who seems to be possessed by the dead man.

Director:

Lamberto Bava

Writers:

Lamberto Bava (story), Silvia Ranfagni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laura Harring ... Stacey
John Hannah ... Mark
Pete Postlethwaite ... Doc
Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni ... Beth
Mosa Kaiser Mosa Kaiser ... Thandi
Laura Susanne Ruedeberg Laura Susanne Ruedeberg ... Paediatrician
Jake David Matthewson Jake David Matthewson ... Martin
Mary Twala Mary Twala ... Leleti
Vanessa Cooke Vanessa Cooke ... Gynecologist
Jeremiah Ndlovu Jeremiah Ndlovu ... Bongani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Wells Tim Wells ... Vet
Tim Wells Tim Wells ... Vet
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Storyline

Stacey and Mark have recently married and are deeply in love for each other, living in Mark's farm in South Africa. When Mark dies in a fatal car accident, the widow Stacey misses him and decides to stay with their orphan teenage maid, Thandi, in the farm. Later, her friend and doctor Doc finds that Stacey is pregnant. After a complicated delivery, Stacey notes that her baby in some moments seems to be possessed by the spirit of Mark, trying to kill her to bring her to spend the eternity with him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Italy | South Africa | Spain | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Mensagem do Além See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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During the scene when Stacey attempts suicide; in the bathtub the amount of soap bubbles changes drastically between camera angles. See more »

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Ghost Son seemed to materialize out of nowhere
10 February 2009 | by bigdarvickSee all my reviews

I was strolling through a flea market and found this DVD in a bin for 5 bucks. It looked interesting. I wasn't quite sure what the film had in store for me and I didn't pay attention to the cast, director etc as I would for most horror films. I just liked the cover art, which has gotten me into trouble in the past with notable bombs such as Brotherhood of Blood, ReVamped and other bad ones. I fall for the artwork.

This film, although slow and dragging in some spots, delivered some full fledged--top to bottom, spine chills. The "creep factor" in this movie scored with a bullet and had me squirming on my couch.

Admittedly, I knew little about the director of this film, but I knew that it had an Italian crew behind it and in my humble opinion, they did a nice job. It was just an unusual story and a well made film. My wife got up and walked out on it because it upset her and believe me, it will upset and scare you at the same time. A well shot, acted and produced film. Plus, the star of this movie was someone I had never seen before and my first impression was that she was a talentless hot bod. Wrong on the talentless aspect, right on the hot bod. She was convincing and a capable actor.

I give this film "7 hail Mary's."


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