The Ghoul (2016)   2/52/52/52/52/5


Tom Meeten in The Ghoul (2016)

Slow and Unintriguing

Chris (Tom Meeten) a homicide detective, is dealing with a case of double murder and uncovers the person he suspects of being guilty had been seeing a psychiatrist, Fisher (Niamh Cusack). In order to try and obtain details of the man and understand Fisher's influence on him Chris decides to go undercover as a patient. But the more therapy sessions Chris attends the more the line between real and fantasy gets blurred.

I was once told the easiest movies to review were those you dislike because you have things to write about. But in truth I find them the hardest because if I don't enjoy a movie I don't want to waste my time writing about them and tend to keep things very brief. My review of "The Ghoul" is going to be brief but not solely because I didn't enjoy the movie but also because revealing too much will spoil it for others. You see "The Ghoul" is one of those movies where we quickly realise all is not as it seems after meeting Chris and so as the movie progresses things become both clearer and unclearer as it messes with what we think. What I will say is that this is not the sort of movie which ties things up nicely in a bow when it finishes and that might frustrate.

But the thing I didn't enjoy about "The Ghoul" is that it has a style which almost feels monotone as we enter Chris' world with him being one of the most uninteresting characters you will come across. On top of these we have scenes of silence, scenes of random walking and a lot of things which of course don't seem to make sense when we first watch them. But because of what is to be honest a dull air about the movie it makes it incredibly difficult to get in to in order to want to know what is really going on.

What this all boils down to is that in truth "The Ghoul" has an okay storyline but a style which is so off putting and dull which makes it increasingly hard to get in to.


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