Tuesday, July 8, 2014
An American Ghost Story is a 2012 horror movie directed by Derek Cole and starring Stephen Twardokus and Liesel Kopp.
Paul(Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella(Kopp) decide to move into a haunted house because Paul is writing a book about it and he wants to experience some paranormal sightings and some events that he can put into his book. He has heard that that house is haunted and he is determined to stay there no matter what. After a few scares, Stella leaves. Paul is left alone in the house. Things take a strange turn. He sees things that he can't explain and it is great for his book, but bad for Paul.
Sheets start turning into ghosts and there are some weird occurrences in the house. He talks to a former resident of the house and he finds out that the house ruined her life and made her do things she didn't want to do. She lost her family over it as they thought that she had gone insane. Paul wonders what will happen to him. He comes face to face with the ghost under a sheet and it tries to kill him. There is a chase scene, but he survives and leaves the house. He thinks that he is safe in his new place, but when he opens a box, out jumps the ghost in the sheet..
This was a decent effort for such a low budget film. I liked that there were some good scares. I was surprised that it was entertaining. I assumed that it was just another boring ghost in a house movie, but this was good. I would recommend it and I think that it is one of the better low budget horrors.Give it a try. There was a scene which reminded me of Poltergeist and it was probably an homage. I will give it 6/10.
Posted by Amanda at 8:25 AM