A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.
It's difficult to review Ghost Stories without giving spoilers away, so I'll be very careful in what I say.
If you're after some good jump scares and some nervous laughs, then it executes those beautifully. Also, Alex Lawther should be praised for a performance that knocks it out of the park. It's a good cast, but he outshines them all.
However, I do have issues with the story itself.
Initially the plotting teases a new post-modern take on portmanteau horror, with the individual cases not resolving in the usual way, but building to something more climatic.
But the story constructs its final act by falling back on a trope that we have all seen before and this left me disappointed when the credits rolled.
From Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman you might expect something else. Something different.
It's very well-made, but it's not different or new.
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