97 user 50 critic

Ghosts of War (2020)

2:00 | Trailer
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.


Eric Bress


Eric Bress
2,561 ( 15)





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)


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Enemy Isn't Out There. It's In Here.


Horror | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


At one point, one the the soldiers mentions "An Occurrence in Owl Creek Bridge" to explain what is happening. This short story by Ambrose Bierce is about a civilian during the American Civil War who escapes execution by Union soldiers after trying to destroy a railroad bridge and returns home, only discover that his "escape" is an hallucination of his last moments while hanging from the neck. During the third act of the story, the protagonist experiences strange things, like constellations that aren't there or hearing whispers. Fittingly, when the platoon passes by second time through the destroyed French village, the stars in the sky are flipped, with the Orion's Constellation in an impossible angle next to a full moon. See more »


At one point, some Arabic writing appears on the floor. The text is seen appearing from left to right. However, Arabic reads from right to left. See more »

User Reviews

What a stupid ending
29 July 2020 | by TheUrbanIntrovertSee all my reviews

As I started watching I just kept thinking why all the negative reviews, this is one of the best war/horror movies. Interesting premise, good acting, chilling atmosphere. I just loved it; but as the movie got to the end, it turned complete 180 & made a fool out of it's audience,the twist was just out of nowhere & completely ridiculous. It's as if the writer hated writing this movie & wanted it to fail. It would've been a fine supernatural horror movie if it stickied to what it started out with; but no, the writer had to subvert the audience expectation. He must've been thinking he was so brilliant to come up with this lame ending. God, what a disappointment, an hour and half down the toilet all because of the ending. A perfectly fine horror movie ruined because the writer had to write this stupid nonsensical ending. What a waste of time & talent.

27 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 97 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

17 July 2020 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghosts of War See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed