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Ghost Stories (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 20 April 2018 (USA)
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Skeptical professor Phillip Goodman embarks on a trip to the terrifying after finding a file with details of three unexplained cases of apparitions.

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Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Nyman ... Professor Goodman
Martin Freeman ... Mike Priddle
Paul Whitehouse ... Tony Matthews
Alex Lawther ... Simon Rifkind
Paul Warren ... Woolly
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Father Emery
Nicholas Burns ... Mark van Rhys
Louise Atkins Louise Atkins ... Steph
Lesley Harcourt ... BBC Local Newsreader
Amy Doyle ... Esther Goodman
Deborah Wastell ... Mrs. Goodman
Daniel Hill ... Mr. Goodman
Christine Dalby ... Beth Hooper
Maggie McCarthy Maggie McCarthy ... Jean Hooper
Joe Osborne ... Mr. Rifkind
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Storyline

Skeptical professor Phillip Goodman embarks on a trip to the terrifying after finding a file with details of three unexplained cases of apparitions.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The brain sees what it wants to see. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Stories See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,972, 22 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$135,095, 24 May 2018
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed over the Halloween weekend of 2016 in Roundhay Park, Leeds See more »

Quotes

Mike Priddle: Do you believe in evil, Professor? I didn't, until that night.
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Crazy Credits

The title card bursts onto the screen suddenly, accompanied by a screech, and is then scrunched up as if written on paper before being replaced by a series of long-lasting numbers. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Maria's Theme
Written by Haim Frank Ilfman
Performed by Katherine Liner and The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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Very well made - but ultimately disappointing
6 April 2018 | by Simon1970See all my reviews

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. Something new. It's very well-made, but it's not different or new.


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