Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories ★★★★

Lionsgate. Cinema
Color + Monochrome 

”We have to be very careful what we choose to believe”

Ghost Stories evokes classic British horror cinema with shades of Theatre of Blood and The Wicker Man, while also treading on modern ground horror in the same vein as Hereditary and The VVitch, but while co-directors Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's horror comedy proposes terrific gothic aesthetic and equally exceptional camerawork from cinematographer Ole Bratt Birkeland, who captures such a sense of anxiety and absorbing terror on screen. It does slightly underwhelm with its returns in a climax that can’t find common ground to both surprise and satisfy, with a story that struggles to conjure  a clear understanding of itself and what it contextually proposes. 


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