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.
A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Sergio G. Sánchez
The winning team of LUST STORIES unite to tell some spine - chilling tales. Ghost Stories is an upcoming 2020 Indian anthology horror film, consisting of four short film segments directed ... See full summary »
After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
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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