Ghost Stories is a film I was pretty excited to watch. An anthology horror film, which is something I think we need more of, that comes highly praised by critics and fans alike. It's being called one of the beat British horror films in decades.
It centers around Phillip Goodman. He's a professor who hosts a television show where he proves how ghosts and psychics are fake. His family life was ruined by superstition nonsense and he wants to help so other people's lives are not ruined.
One day he gets contacted by a paranormal investigator named Charles Cameron. As a child Phillip was inspired by him to start researching the paranormal so he gladly goes to see him. Charles is old and sickly now so Phillip accepts his offer to investigate 3 supernatural cases.
The cases revolve around a night watchmen who suffers from locked-in syndrome and is being haunted by a girl he knew from working at an insane asylum. The second centers around a teenage who is into the world of the occult and actually meets the devil when he runs him o ER with his car. The final story is about a man being haunted by a poltergeist, which happens to be his unborn child.
The story's overlap perfectly. I must say that this is a fantastic horror film. It's actually the best anthology I have seen since Trick r Treat and trust me that's saying a lot. It's well acted throughout and the tension is almost perfect.
Relying on the jump scares as opposed to blood and Gore the film has an almost old fashioned Hammer Horror feel to it. It's paced perfectly and never slows down. The three stories all come together for a fantastic conclusion that you won't see coming.
Scream Factory has released this on Blu-ray and like all their titles this one looks and sounds fantastic. The lighting and score is enough to set the mood for a great horror film that you should definitely add to your collection.
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars!