Friday, August 9, 2019

Ghost In The Graveyard (2019) Festival of Cinema NYC

Lush looking horror film concerns a teenage girl who returns home and is seeming haunted by the ghost of her young friend who died a decade earlier when she fell in an open grave a during a late night game of ghost in the grave yard. Her return also coincides with a series of murders that may or may not be connected.

Beautifully shot horror film has images worthy of being hung on the wall. This is a stunning looking film whose images create a wonderful sense of life in a small town.

Unfortunately the film never generates any scares. It’s not that there is anything wrong with the story, it’s more a collection of technical choices that work against it such as the lush visuals which make the town and graveyard inviting, a too intrusive score and an over reliance on shock scares that are too telegraphed (often by the intrusive score) to work.

I was disappointed.

Ghost in The Graveyard plays at the Festival Cinema NYC tonight. For tickets and more information go here

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