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Ghost Wars 

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A remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town's prejudices and his own personal demons if he's to harness ... See full summary »

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Avan Jogia ...  Roman Mercer 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Kim Coates ...  Billy McGrath 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Luvia Petersen ...  Val McGrath-Dufresne 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Jesse Moss ...  Deputy Norm Waters 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Sonja Bennett ...  Karla Kowalski-Jones 11 episodes, 2017
Sarah Giles ...  Abigail McGrath-Dufresne 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Allison James ...  Isabel McGrath-Dufresne 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Kandyse McClure ...  Landis Barker / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Kristin Lehman ...  Marilyn McGrath-Dufresne 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Sharon Taylor ...  Sophia Moon 8 episodes, 2017
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ...  Bake Sale Carol 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Philip Granger ...  Winston 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Vincent D'Onofrio ...  Reverend Dan / ... 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Meat Loaf ...  Doug Rennie 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Elise Gatien ...  Maggie Rennie 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Andrew Moxham ...  Paolo Jones 7 episodes, 2017
Chance Hurstfield ...  Marcus Moon 6 episodes, 2017-2018
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A remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town's prejudices and his own personal demons if he's to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that's threatening to destroy them all. Written by SyFy

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The private research laboratory in the series is named "Lambda" and has a Greek letter lambda as its logo. The letter lambda is also the logo of the video game series Half-Life; in that instance it comes from the Lambda Team research group. In both cases, Lambda is responsible for an experiment in high energy physics that unleashed entities from another plane of existence, although everything else about the catastrophes are very different. This is likely to be a deliberate nod by the writers. See more »

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Expected Typical (i.e. Crappy) B-Movie SyFy Quality - was Greatly Surprised
7 October 2017 | by shreddedvalentinesSee all my reviews

Watched the pilot last night, so that's pretty much all my review is based on. Having sat through all the increasingly-rancid 'Sharknado' films (among others), being a SyFy production I hadn't much hope ... but am a HUGE Avan Jogia fan (think he's pretty underrated as an actor, actually), and I figured if Vincent D'Onofrio was on-board the script had to have something -

And was pleasantly surprised by a spooky, effective, restrained, well-acted, decently-written, and intriguing pilot with a WAY-cool cliffhanger ending that definitely left me hungry for episode two! Even the special effects, usually laughable on SyFy productions, are a step up here. Had SpikeTV put this kind of effort on quality with "The Mist' and given it a better cast, better writing, and better effects, it might have made it to season two.

Jogia is Roman Mercer, the social outcast of a small, remote Alaskan town mostly thanks to his mother (who's long-since took off) and her obsession with the paranormal. Roman sees ghosts, and wants to seriously see the back end of this town that hates him, and the pilot opens with him at a bus station and ready to leave it, even as he confides his plans (or lack thereof) to a friend who, herself, ends up being a ghost only he can see

A freak accident keeps Roman from leaving, however - and in fact gets him blamed for a few deaths of his fellow travelers via local weirdo Doug Rennie (Meat Loaf Aday himself, no less!) and a makeshift posse he starts putting together for revenge. There are residents - actual human ones - sympathetic to Roman's plight and the heavy burdens he bears (including D'Onofrio's Father Carpenter, who himself seems to be holding some demons - or secrets - within), and as the spirits Roman can see begin to take on a malevolent form, even attacking the town residents, more deaths are racked up and those left around realize not only are they up against a nasty gang of ghosts who are (for some reason) seriously ticked off ... but that Roman Mercer, the guy many of them have spent the kid's whole life torturing, may be their only hope of surviving.

I feel I need to watch the pilot again - it's so dark in spots (literally, as in the lighting), and there were a couple times I wasn't 100% sure of what I had just watched - but in terms of acting, writing, story, tone, atmosphere, effects, violence and retaining your interest, hopefully things will only get cooler and creepier from here.


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