Ghoul (2015) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Ghoul (2015)

Ghoul (2015)

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  • Release Date:  2015
  • Genre:  Ghost & Spirit
  • Director:  Petr Jakl
  • Screenwriter:  Petr Bok, Petr Jakl
  • Cast & Crew: Jennifer Armour, Dmytro Bazayev, Inna Belikova, Anatoliy Groshovoj, Jeremy Isabella, Jeremy Isabella, and Yuriy Zabrodskyj.

Ghoul (2015) Rating:

  • loise = 2 / 10;
  • Raoul = 3 / 10;
  • IMDB = 4.5/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 2.2/10.

Ghoul (2015) Synopsis:

Three American filmmakers travel to Ukraine to make a documentary on a famous cannibal. Once at the location, they accidentally invoke a violent demon that will not let them leave the house.

Ghoul (2015) Review:

Ghoul is yet another ghost/demon themed found footage, really similar to ALL the other one that we already have, to cite only a few: Paranormal Activity, Grave Encounters, Atrocious, The Borderlands, The Taking of Deborah Logan, etc…

Aside from the Ukraine settings, and the cannibal-related story (a concept that is completely underused by the way)… the movie is your basic ghost movie, with séance to talk to the spirits, glass moving, people getting momentarily possessed, the light turning off by themselves, etc.

But the problem is that the movie feels like forever. The story is complicated and somehow nonsensical, like a children ghost story with too much: “the ghost wants you to look there”, “the ghost wants you to go in this tunnel”, “the ghost wants you to dig there”, etc. The influence of The Blair Witch Project is obvious in the way the movie is shot, but Blair Witch was 15 years ago. Today, filmmakers should understand that it is time to stop trying to indirectly remake it, especially if you’re not able to recreate the atmosphere that goes with it. Instead, the found footage aspect is here cheap looking and irritating. Too often the audience gets to stare to an unfocused beam of light moving.

The end is at the image of the movie, dull and disappointing… If you’re one who enjoyed dull found footage movies such as Paranormal Activity 4 or Willow Creek, you might give this one a try, but don’t say that I didn’t warm you.

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