Movie Review: ‘Ghost Stories’

Review by Caitlin Zeigler

Professor Goodman (Andy Nyman) hosts a show about debunking supernatural myths. He got into the profession after his hero, Charles Cameron (Leonard Byrne), had his own program about debunking myths. Mr. Cameron eventually went missing and Professor Goodman thought nothing of it until he received a phone call. He found an old man living in a mobile home out in the middle of nowhere. It was Mr. Cameron, who needed to tell Professor Goodman that supernatural and other unexplained things are real. Mr. Cameron said he had three cases that he couldn’t explain or solve.

Professor Goodman didn’t believe Mr. Cameron. He said that everything could be explained and it’s usually just your mind projecting. As Professor Goodman checked out the cases, he noticed a tall figure in the background appearing and thought it was his eyes playing tricks on him. He also still believes that all of these ghost stories aren’t real until he becomes part of the narrative.

The stories involve Mike Priddle (Martin Freeman), Tony Matthews (Paul Whitehouse) and Simon Rifkind (Alex Lawther). These three individuals were going on about their business before they were haunted by three distinct entities. However, Professor Goodman wrote them off as manic, nervous, sheltered, etc. and that’s why they were experiencing things.

This is a good horror film that is well written and well shot. The plot moves along great and the plot twist is partially known about, but not fully known until you see it. You wonder why Professor Goodman so strongly believed in Cameron until he said he believed in the supernatural. It’s not overly scary, but it’s still good and they even have a funny part in it that’s very relatable. It’s probably a bit more shocking than scary, but well worth the watch.

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