Ghost Storm. Sounds like an old Spectrum game. Probably had an exciting cover with a bunch of skulls flying all over, but was actually some dull Attic Attack rip off by a games company that only made one game (and was probably only one person). So yeah. Thanks. Tonight I’m watching a PG ghost film called Ghost Storm.
This wine is awful, too.
First fake scare. So telegraphed I saw it last week.
A lightning bolt just hit a tomb. How unlucky.
Seriously, this wine is not good. I’m worried this’ll end up a sober review.
The priest looks like he’s wearing makeup to make him look old. But I don’t think it is makeup.
You honestly think kids dug up a corpse as a prank? Yeah, I was 17 once too. I wouldn’t dream of digging up a corpse.
“I’ll speak my line.”
“Now I’ll speak mine.”
“Now me again.”
“Just like real people don’t.”
So. Lightning hits a crypt where a mad priest did a suicide cult thing, so a crap CGI cloud killed a kid who is now appearing on his girlfriend’s phone…
Deputy just said the father of the deceased had arrived and “Is pretty upset.” Yeah. I think I know why.
The ghost smoke is actually a decent effect for a film of this sort of budget. It couldn’t overrun Deputy Dot Cotton though.
That guy at the weather station was working when Mrs. Sheriff’s Wife left at night and was still there in the morning.
Something supernatural *is* happening. Woman walking toward shot from one angle, but disappeared when shot changed.
It’s OK. The Winchester Boys are here.
That’s the biggest Ghost Storm I’ve ever seen.
Ooooh. It’s ex Mrs. Sheriff’s Wife. I was thinking, the other day, if you divorce and re-marry, are you still a divorcee? If you are widowed and re-marry are you still a widower?
That ghostly TV thing was actually pretty cool.
My grandad had a boat like that. He lived in Ashmore Park. I don’t think it ever got wet unless it rained.
Is that blokey from Battlestar Galactica? He has a PKE meter, too. It says on it. They must be commercially available now. I hope Spengler patented it.
It’s that whole ‘scepticism in the face of everything’ thing again.
Suicide victims? Is that a thing? A victim of depression, of circumstance, yes, but not sure you can be a victim of suicide.
If it wasn’t for the Ghost Storm, I’d like to go camping there.
That was like when the spirits went through all the Nazis (how are Nazis still a thing?) in Raiders of the Lost Ark, only it was 2 firemen and a cloud.
I miss using those library index card boxes. I might buy some to catalogue my neuroses.
Stop with the camera angles. And camera wobble.
We’ll done on correcting your dad there. Killed is a bit different to hurt.
Ooh. The town emergency button. I bet every Sheriff dreams of pressing that.
Mrs. Ex-Sheriffs-Wife hair is perfect. I mean it’s like she’s just got out of the salon, given it a little bounce with her hand and that’s it.
Heh. Sheriff just ran into a bar and told them to seal it up and not leave. You wouldn’t have to tell me twice.
That smoke. It’s vaping hipsters, isn’t it?
To be fair, I’ve watched worse films with bigger budgets (I assume). Like Venom, I think it was called. That probably had much more money and more time to work on a script etc, but was worse. I’m not saying this is a good film, bit it has more of an excuse and you get the feeling people have tried, rather than gone “Oh, sod it, that’ll do.” I think I’m finding, with bad and low budget films, you can almost tell when the filmmakers are earnest and giving it their best to make something entertaining, and when there’s a more cynical ‘get it out there and onto the next’ one.
I thought weather station guy might be a bit more involved, but either he’s happily sitting in his station, or he died whilst I was writing.
There he is. Always happens (see Spiderman – A Drunken Review)
Wait, if you shoot a pistol in a church, will it depressurise?
This wine improves with drinking.
A Dell PC that old deserves to get (I can’t actually read my note here. It says killed, or fitted, I think) with ghost smoke.
How long would it take to seal every place smoke could get into a building? And once you had, how long before you suffocate? Asking for a friend.
Seriously. The camera angles. Not needed.
Bloke from Battlestar Galactica slept on his arm.
I may have misheard, but I think he said something about a cult of Holland and Barrett.
In a crisis, can people deal with a death so readily? If any of my colleagues died, I’d be gutted. I’d struggle to continue until I’d processed the grief, but in films, people just get on and do heroic shit.
You know own what killed this film now? Pseudoscience. I mean, I know the supernatural is not supposed to happen, but it does happen. Seriously, though, I think too many supernatural films with zombies, vampires, ghosts etc are too afraid to say “The world has zombiedraculaghosts. Deal with it.” and they have to bring science in. The audience is willing to say, for the duration of horror films, Brian Cox, bugger off for a bit. I bet you, if Brian Cox watches supernatural films, he would rather any idea of real world science were thrown out of the window than some weird hybrid made to fit around the narrative.
Cast list. Volunteer – Eduardo Meneses. That is nearly the coolest name ever. Catering was by Rolling Chef. The chef was Michael Zwart. That’s right. The Michael Zwart who did catering on Space Buddies.
Dory Vanderkuip did both craft services and first aid. Hopefully she did more of the former than the latter. I’ll try and find out.