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Ghost stories

Imagine - Ghost Stories

Jeremy Dyson / GB, 2018 / 98 min.

This collection of ghostly encounters not only will give you goosebumps, it's cleverly constructed and fun too.

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Phillip Goodman, host of a TV show in which he exposes “spiritualist” practices as fraud, takes on three mysterious cases of ghosts haunting seemingly innocent victims. Goodman soon discovers that the stories are not only perhaps true, they are somehow all connected to him. This collection of ghostly encounters not only will give you goosebumps, it's cleverly constructed and fun too.

Ghost Stories is a very British endeavor, scripted by one of the guys from The League of Gentlemen and part of the British tradition of Amicus Portmanteau horror films from the 60s and 70s, that were often made up out of several short stories told by one narrator. Except for the surprise finale, which is nicely set up through small clues along the way, the stories tread familiar ground: a deserted nuthouse, car trouble in the middle of nowhere, a ghostly presence. But this is all about execution, which is great, thanks to deliberate pacing, fine acting, offbeat humour and effective scare tactics.

Details

Director

Jeremy Dyson

Production year

2018

Country

GB

Original title

Imagine - Ghost Stories

Length

98 min.

Format

DCP