Movie Review: The Ghoul (2016)

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The Ghoul (2016)
Directed by Gareth Tunley
Starring Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Niamh Cusack, Geoffrey McGivern, Paul Kaye, Dan Renton Skinner, Waen Shepherd

This was a tough one, folks. I really wanted to like this. And there is a part of the film that I loved how it starts, moving you down a certain path, only to make you question if what you thought was going on was really correct. I know that sounds strange, but without going into details of the plot and giving anything away, that is as descriptive as I can get. The film is about mental illness , or delusions, or just a person having a hard time dealing with what is, or what he thinks is, happening in his life. And we’re not really sure right along with him. I would almost say that is a part that I like about it, but at the end of the picture when the credits start to roll, you realize that you still have no idea what you just watched or what the hell happened for the last ninety minutes. And for me, that was the real disappointment.

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Mystery Photo 10-2

Welcome to October! We survived our little trip to Ohio for the Cinema Wasteland show, which is why this is just getting posted now! But better late than never, right? So let us get to it. Our last photo was from the 1975 film from Tyburn Productions and directed by Freddie Francis, called The Ghoul. Not to be confused with the Karloff one from the ’30s, this one starred Peter Cushing, John Hurt, and Veronica Carlson. Kudos to the following for sending in the correct answers: Hoby Abernathy, Bruce Crelin, Dave Fronto, Chris Kinniery, and Doug Lamoreux. I have a feeling I have missed a name or two, so if I did miss your’s, then I apologize now. Been a hectic week.

Now on to this week’s photo. This might be a challenging one…or not. But either way, good luck! As always, please remember not to post your answers here so others can have a chance at it!

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