Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ghost Ship (2002)

IMDb plot summary: A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that strange things happen.
Directed by Steve Beck. Starring Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Ron Eldard, and Desmond Harrington.

There is something pleasantly terrible about this movie. It has a very cheesy quality to it, but an innocent cheesy, like a 1990s Disney Channel original movie that happens to have large amounts of gore. Usually I don't enjoy dumb horror movies, but the atmosphere for this kind of worked, and I was genuinely surprised by the twist at the end. Make no mistake, it's an awful movie, but it's the kind of awful movie I had a decent amount of fun watching -- certainly much more than I expected I would.

3 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Ghost Ship > Good Morning, Vietnam
Ghost Ship < American Outlaws
Ghost Ship < Children of Paradise
Ghost Ship > Hancock
Ghost Ship < The Last Unicorn
Ghost Ship < Manhattan Murder Mystery
Ghost Ship < Titanic (That's a fun match-up...)
Ghost Ship > Lost in America
Ghost Ship > Happy Christmas
Ghost Ship > Hitchcock
Ghost Ship < The Other Boleyn Girl

Final spot: #1070 out of 2485.

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