Thursday, October 16, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: An American Ghost Story

An American Ghost Story
Genre: Thrillers, Horror Movies
Director: Derek Cole
Release date: 2012
Running time: 95 minutes
Found on: Netflix

Stephen Twardokus - Paul
Liesel Kopp - Stella
Jon Gale - Skip
Wendy Haines - Sue

Storyline (from IMDB):
Paul and his girlfriend move into a house that is well known for being haunted.  Paul, a struggling writer, plans to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal.  What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure soon takes a very dangerous turn.  They quickly realize some things are better left alone, and what you can't see can hurt you.

Paul and Stella move into this house that seems quite normal, but is known for being haunted, so that he can record the events that have happened there in a novel.  When Stella decides to leave because she can't take it anymore - and he still hasn't seen anything - he decides to do more than just stay there, researching the home and contacting the people that once lived there.  Even after being warned by Sue, a lady who used to live there and is obviously very messed up by the experience, he still goes back to see what he can find out.

There are some creepy moments - that get even creepier once they start appearing to him - and I will admit that there were several times that I jumped.  There is some VERY cheesy acting and this was definitely a low-budget movie, but I did really like it.  Paul's best friend, Sam, is hilarious (I wish there had been more of him).

The last night in the house was really cool ... and the ending was completely unexpected.  Not as scary as the horror movies I usually like, but not half bad at all for a cheezy one. :)


taniekitty said...

Nice review! I've been hoping that this would end up on Netflix, but I guess I'll have to get it from Redbox.

Meghan H said...

They're both on Netflix :)