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Ghosts of Goldfield

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Cast:Roddy Piper, Kellan Lutz, Marnette Patterson

Director:Ed Winfield


Year: 2009


A group of five led by Julie set up their filming equipment in the hotel of the derelict town of Goldfield, hoping to capture footage of the ghost of Elisabeth Walker, a maid tortured and killed in room 109. Troubled by visions, Julie discovers that a necklace, handed down to her from her grandmother, is somehow connecting her to this tragedy.

It seems like most fans of horror enjoy a good ghost story, the idea of them existing alone is enough to send chills up anyones spine. This was Director, Ed Winfield's first time behind the camera and the budget was obviously low but I felt he took advantage of what he had to work with. Julie and her friends travel to Goldfield to try and find out if ghosts are real, they told the people there they were from the Discovery Channel in order to be allowed in. Things begin going wrong for them right away as their car breaks down as soon as the reach the old cemetery where Elizabeth was buried. The bartender at the local bar seems to already know their car has broken down but plays along with them and allows them to even go spend the night in the old hotel. The story slowly unfolds from there as Julie begins to see flashbacks of Elizabeth which in turn fills us in on what happened to her and who killed her. It seems Elizabeth still roams the hotel looking for her child and it isn't long before these five friends begin seeing her for themselves. You would think seeing her once would be enough prove and they would hurry and get out of the hotel but hey then you don't have a story do you. Like I said the story is slow, you get to know the characters some which is rare in a horror film and you get a feel for which ones you care or don't really care about almost right away. Once the sightings begin it isn't long before one by one each person begins to meet their bloody end, there is not a lot of on-screen gore but you get the idea and unless they wanted to exploit it there was no need for much of it to begin with. Ghosts doesn't offer anything new and is pretty much standard as far as a ghost story goes but I have seen worse. The young cast was very good including, Marnette Patterson as Julie and Twilight's Kellan Lutz as Chad. Also how can anyone not like a movie with Roddy Piper in it? I felt the film wasn't really scary but it did have a few spooky scenes that will give you a few chills. The story keeps you interested enough so you never really get bored watching it and for the budget I felt the production values were pretty nice and that the Director took full advantage of using what he had to make the film as effecting as he could. Over-all this is a nice filler if your looking for something different from the normal stuff Hollywood is cranking out nowadays and it serves as an entertaining hour and a half. There is nothing amazing here but I enjoyed this for what it was, an entertaining Independent horror film with a some decent atmosphere. Released by North American Motion Pictures. *** Out Of *****