Ghost Stories (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Ghost Stories offers a well-crafted, skillfully told horror anthology that cleverly toys with genre tropes while adding a few devilishly frightful twists.

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Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all thing paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror's Alex Lawther) involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker (Sherlock's Martin Freeman) visited by the poltergeist spirit of his unborn child. Even scarier: each of these macabre stories seems to have sinister connection to Professor Goodman's own life. WIll they make a believer of him yet?

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Cast

Martin Freeman
as Mike Priddle
Alex Lawther
as Simon Rifkind
Andy Nyman
as Professor Goodman
Paul Whitehouse
as Tony Matthews
Jill Halfpenny
as Peggy Van Rhys
Amy Doyle
as Esther Goodman
Ramzan Miah
as Esters's Boyfriend
Ryan Oliva
as Hellion
Nicholas Burns
as Mark van Rhys
Lesley Harcourt
as BBC Local Newsreader
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Critic Reviews for Ghost Stories

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (15)

Ghost Stories has more genuine scares than most horror movies, so it almost seems a bit unfair when it's funny too.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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This film nails its black humor and finds a bizarre but satisfying conclusion to manage all the loose ends.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The element that's too often missing from horror is one that Dyson and Nyman relish: fun.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The filmmakers trust the audience, and benefit from a trio of excellent performances by the subjects of each story.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Ghost Stories" is nothing if not nostalgic: for old-fashioned creepshows that send a mordant chill down the spine, shadows as sinister as the specters within them, and audiences freshly eager to peer into both.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's still a horror movie, all right, but the nature of the fright is less supernatural, and more solid.

Apr 24, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ghost Stories

½

What you've got here are three relatively intriguing horror concepts that end just as they are getting interesting held together by a pretty mediocre central story.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

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