Ghost Stories features three stories with seemingly no connection, but as the story unfolds, we see there is more to it than meets the eye.
Andy Nyman, returning to the role of Professor Goodman after playing the same character in the stage play, doesn’t believe in the supernatural and spends his life disproving it for people who seek out help from psychics. Unfortunately, Goodman doesn’t see how this can be worse for someone who is only seeking a bit of closure. This blindness leads to his life idle seeking him out to give him three cases he could never disprove of involving the supernatural.
The first story involving an abandoned asylum provides plenty of spooks, relying on wide angles and a minimal amount of jump scares.
The second story relies more on comedic bits, mixed with some horror and one frightening ending involving what looked to be a pretty solid practical effects job.
The third story slides back into the chilly side of things with one fine performance by Martin Freeman, who has plenty to do in the movie and he never falters.
Ghost Stories not only delivers on some solid chills, but it provides a thought-provoking conclusion that will leave you thinking about the film long after the credits roll.
Ghost Stories opens in Theatres and On Demand April 20th, 2018 from IFC Midnight.