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Ghost Stories

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United Kingdom
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2018

1h 38m

Director Andy Nyman
Starring Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Paul Whitehouse

Genre Drama, Horror

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Professor Phillip Goodman devotes his life to exposing fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His skepticism soon gets put to the test when he receives news of three chilling and inexplicable cases -- disturbing visions in an abandoned asylum, a car accident deep in the woods and the spirit of an unborn child... Even scarier -- each of the macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to the professor's own life.

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80

Screen International by

Underneath the entertaining horror, this is ultimately a story of the toxic trappings of masculinity; a world in which keeping a stiff upper lip and resolutely burying your demons can summon the most terrifying of consequences.
80

Empire by Alex Godfrey

Not quite a terrifying thrill-ride, Ghost Stories is a creepy, disturbing ghost train with a beefier backbone than its source material, trading on tropes but still making your skin itch.
70

Variety by Guy Lodge

There’s the phantom of a psychothriller for the ages inside “Ghost Stories” that never quite fights its way out of the film’s tightly structured creepshow homage, but the goosebumps it raises are real, and honestly earned.
63

Slant Magazine by Josh Wise

In setting their play to film, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman decide where we look. Any magician would be jealous of that power. But it puts everything at a remove, trapping you in your own head.
67

The Playlist by Oliver Lyttelton

There’s still a lot of pleasure to be had here, whether from digging your fingernails into the armrest early on, to Freeman’s sly comic performance later.

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