Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Andy Nyman (2017)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Adapted from the hugely successful stage play, this spine-chilling shocker from co-writer/directors Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) and Andy Nyman (creative consultant to illusionist Derren Brown) revives the portmanteau horror anthologies of iconic studios Amicus and Hammer. Nyman also stars as an academic and TV personality debunking supernatural occurrences, tasked with solving three specific terrifying riddles. Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther and Martin Freeman excel as the victims of the unexplained spook stories with relative newcomer Lawther (TV's The End of the F***ing World) especially impressive, while Nyman's increasingly unnerved character begins to spot connections to his own troubled past. It's an atmospherically creepy white-knuckle ride that pays affectionate homage to generations of film suspense, delivering sinister chills and out-of-the-blue jolts from beginning to end. The intricately plotted narrative serves up its curveballs with confidence and style, resulting in one of the most unsettling British horrors in decades.

Summary

Professor Philip Goodman, famous for debunking hoaxes and ghost sightings, is given a dossier of three terrifying, unsolvable cases by his hero and role model Charles Cameron, who has been missing, presumed dead, for years. Can Goodman explain what even Cameron could not? Horror anthology, starring Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse.

Cast & Crew

Professor Goodman Andy Nyman
Mike Priddle Martin Freeman
Tony Matthews Paul Whitehouse
Simon Rifkind Alex Lawther
Mr Goodman Daniel Hill
Nico Freer Oliver Woollford
Desi Callahan / Kojak Jake Davies
Maria Priddle Emily Carding
Betty Derren Brown
Peggy Van Rhys Jill Halfpenny
Director Andy Nyman
Director Jeremy Dyson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 6 Apr 2018
Drama