This Day in Horror

23 April 2014

Son of Ghostman 2013 - REVIEW


Today this movie Son Of Ghostman comes across my desk, in my email really, and right off the bat the sender of this email explains how this is NOT a horror movie but a romantic comedy.  Are you serious?  I am a horror writer and you want me to watch a Rom Com? Fuck!! This film has been reviewed by 15+ horror websites and gotten positive reviews.  What the hell.  What is the worst that can happen?  Let's just hope a vagina does not start to grow on my head.

A recently dumped and unemployed man, Denny (Devin Ordoyne),  in his 30s decides to moonlight as the 'son' of his childhood hero, a bygone local celebrity Horror Host named Ghostman (Daniel McCann). When his videos go viral, he must settle an old score with a high school rival and figure out where his life is headed, all while keeping his identity secret from a new woman in town he's fallen for (Angela Gulner). (Courtesy of IMDB)

After my opening I have to explain that his movie has more to do with horror than it leads on to be.  I really enjoyed this film.  It was funny, smart and has a pretty solid cast of talented actors.  None of which are a name right now but I would not be surprised to see a few of them pop us someday.  I especially liked the role of the main character Denny played by Devin Ordoyne.  He really shined in this movie and brought a mixture of horror, comedy and drama to the table.  Seriously if you go into this thinking you will not like it you will be pleasantly surprised as I was.

I guess now comes the part when I give this movie a rating.  Hmmmm!  I can't hold it to the same standard as most movies that I review on here because it's not a traditional horror movie.  I would still rate this 7 out of 10 stars.  I really deserves high marks and the writing in this film I'm sure you all will agree is very clever.  I would like to offer some advice to the character of Denny though.  Watch out for the Ginger's, it is said they have no souls.  :) Really hoping my girlfriend doesn't read this review.  Stay twisted everyone!!


2 comments:

  1. I actually may like this. I like your honesty in your review. This seems promising, as long as I know what it is going into it. Good job.

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