Ghosts In The Graveyard: Review
Ghosts In The Graveyard: Review. Sally Sullivan (Kelli Berglund) is a shy, insecure teenager whose life has never been the same since the death of a childhood friend while they were playing a game. Now Sally is a teenager and is starting to get the feeling that she is being watched, or even worse haunted by not only the traumatic memories from her childhood, but by the ghost of her friend.
Sally just wants to fit in, but unfortunately the past won’t let her go and as much as she tries to fight her demons, she starts too realise that her connection to the supernatural may be stronger than she first thought.
Ghosts in the Graveyard is the feature debut of writer/director Charlie Comparetto. The film sets the scene with a knowing wink to audiences who may think they know what to expect, with its high school setting and cast of sexy teens it puts all the players in place for a high school slasher. However, what follows has more in common has more in common with Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen.
As the film progresses, the audience is let in on the secret that certain members of the small, sleepy town in which the Sullivans live may know more about what Sally is experiencing than they’re willing to admit. In particular Sally’s father, Charlie (Jake Busey) who is doing the best he can to protect his daughter from the dangers of teenage life, may know more than anyone the full extent of what lies ahead and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Sally safe.
Ghosts in the Graveyard is a horror movie that knows exactly what it is and knows exactly what its audience wants. The ghost that plagues Sally is rarely seen which is always welcome in a horror movie. A little too much and the audience will start to see the villain for what it really is and too little and it may just turn into an actor fighting with themselves and trying to look scared.
However, the tone for the movie is perfectly set with its misty graveyard scenes, sinister nun, Sister Brigit (Mary Anisi) and scenes that set up all the scares in just the right way. The film’s climax is also fun, scary and over the top which leaves the audience wanting more of Sally’s adventures, with the film tempting a possible sequel (or prequel?) to explore more of the background of Sally’s connection to things that go bump in the night.
A fun night in with a good old fashioned ghost story, Ghosts in the Graveyard may be just what you’re looking for.
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