Friday, January 24, 2014

Ghost Watcher

After a young woman is violently assaulted, she becomes a shut-in too afraid to ever leave her apartment. She begins to experience bizarre & aggressive supernatural phenomena and calls in her tough girl friend and a con woman ghost hunter/cam porn model to help her get to the bottom of it.

This is another film I watched in October that wasn't so much bad as it was way too cheap to accomplish what it's trying to do or to be taken seriously as a real movie. It mostly looks like a bunch of friends shot it in their apartment, and not in a charming way, in a "this seems barely above the quality of a home movie" way. They smartly try to keep it minimal and simple for the most part, so it's not egregious in its cheapness, but while it's not inept it's a far cry from even looking professional. Additionally, the 3 leading ladies are all likable, but give awkward, over emphasized non-actor type performances.

Its mainly standard issue (with arguably a few interesting twists) ghost movie plot doesn't really help matters; typically vengeful spirit who can do whatever the fuck it wants based on what's "scariest" at any given moment so you don't really care because you don't even know what you're supposed to be afraid of. And yet, like I said, this isn't a bad movie. It's never boring, there are a few fun ideas here and there, the cast seems to be having a good time. As far as microbudget horror goes, this is lightyears beyond the unfathomable abyss of unwatchable crap. It is, in fact, adequately watchable, which I suppose is something.

Rating: C-

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