I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of horror films, and so when I came to review ‘Ghost House’, which will be out on VOD from 28 May, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect.
Set in Thailand, we follow the adventures of Jim, played by James Landry Hebert, and his girlfriend Julie, played by Scout Taylor-Compton. The pair are an American couple, who, to be honest, you can pretty much tell from the start haven’t the slightest intention of being respectful of the Thai culture. They apply their American arrogance (Jim especially) to any situation and won’t accept that things might be a bit different elsewhere.
Upon arrival, J & J make the aquaintance of Gogo, a van driver who hangs around the airport offering to be a guide. When they get to their hotel, Julie is fascinated by the tiny house outside the building, which Gogo explains is a Ghost House, somewhere for the spirits of the dead to continue on peacefully, without haunting the living. Of course, Gogo doesn’t give them all the details, and therefore this is just the beginning of adventure for Julie and Jim.
Without giving away too much more, ‘Ghost House’ is beautifully shot, with lots of gorgeous scenes of Bangkok, and the local countryside. It’s a horror film in the Asian style, so if you like creepy ghosts then this will be right up your street. There are some rather pedestrian parts of the film which could have been edited out (the sex scenes were a bit unnecessary for instance) and it’s at times a little tricky to follow, but otherwise it’s not too bad.
‘Ghost House’, directed by Rich Ragsdale, and released through The Movie Partnership, is out on Monday via iTunes, Amazon, Rakuten TV, Play, Microsoft, Sky Store, TalkTalk, Vubiquity, and BT.