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Ghosts of War (2020)

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Five American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. This unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.

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Eric Bress

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Eric Bress
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenton Thwaites ... Chris
Kyle Gallner ... Tappert
Alan Ritchson ... Butchie
Theo Rossi ... Kirk
Skylar Astin ... Eugene
Billy Zane ... Dr. Engel
Vivian Gray Vivian Gray ... Ann
Shaun Toub ... Mr. Helwig
Laila Banki ... Mrs. Helwig
Yanitsa Mihailova ... Christina
Kaloyan Hristov Kaloyan Hristov ... Helwig Boy
Shannon McKain ... Lieutenant Morgan
Nathan Cooper ... Private #1
Matthew Reese ... Sergeant Elks / Echo 11
Alexander Behrang Keshtkar ... Isis Leader (as Alexander Keshtkar)
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Follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.

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...where reality ends. See more »

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Horror | Thriller | War

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing and grisly images, language and brief nude images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" mentioned in this film set during WWII was not made until 1955. See more »

Goofs

To state that the Germans did not use jeeps is absurd. There is substantial photographic evidence that the Germans used jeeps every chance they could, as they were always short of vehicles. The jeep was also much more mechanically reliable than German cars. See more »

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Would've been a good film had the ending not ruined it
29 July 2020 | by MinistryofDoomSee all my reviews

Ghosts of War started out great. It felt like it could be the prefect combination of Band of Brothers and House on Haunted Hill. The premise is simple: U.S. World War 2 soldiers ordered to hold down a strategic location in France, which happens to be a haunted chateau where Nazi soldiers previously committed horrible crimes. I really had high hopes for this film but as it progressed those hopes diminished. The setting is great and the film relies on appropriately creepy atmospheric tension. I mean they're in a really big creepy castle full of strange occurrences. Whats not to like about that? On top of that, the main cast of soldiers were likable. I enjoyed seeing Theo Rossi, who you might recognize as Shades from Marvel Studios/Netflix' Luke Cage series. Alan Ritchson, Brenton Thwaites, and Kyle Gallner, my favorite of the group who played U.S. army sniper Tappert, where all very good.

Unfortunately....and this is a big huge deal-breaker for me, the ending did not live up to the rest of the film. This is me being nice about it. To be honest it infuriated me. It made me feel like I wasted 1hr and 34 minutes getting invested in this story which suddenly transformed into something that I was not expecting nor wanted. All they had to do is stick with the theme of WW2 soldiers stuck in a haunted house during war. That's it. How they managed to ruin the last part of this film defies logic. Someone should be fired over this horrendous decision. I want to recommend it based on how good most of the film was, but the ending completely destroyed my recommendation. Yes, it's THAT BAD.


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17 July 2020 (UK) See more »

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$315,787
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