Ghost Stories Reviews

November 5, 2018
A few fleeting moments of well-directed tension in the first yarn about a nightwatchman can't make-up for the copy-cat contrivances of the rest of the film.
November 3, 2018
I love the tone of the film and its construction, but it ultimately goes to places I'm not willing to follow.
October 29, 2018
It's a letdown to find that there's nothing at the bottom of a box of tricks which in themselves are not as clever as they could have been.
August 30, 2018
Ghost Stories feels like something famous people have done as favours for one another.
August 20, 2018
Horror sagas like Ghost Stories too often try to impress psychological closure on knotty perceptions of grief and trauma. The film is much more effective when infusing classic horror iconography... So why waste time explaining away the terror?
May 3, 2018
But Ghost Stories, while trying to spin these old-fashioned tales, can best be described as hearing the same story for the millionth time by a best friend: somewhat comforting, but mostly tedious.
April 27, 2018
Ghost Stories scores a solid "OK" in terms of both its originality and its scares. The storylines can feel awfully familiar and sometimes, you'll find yourself rolling your eyes after you jump out of your seat.
April 27, 2018
While this material must have been effective on stage, it pales in comparison to how the horror genre has advanced over the past few years.
April 26, 2018
By the time the mystery is solved at the end, it's hard to care.
April 23, 2018
Its production quality is top notch, and its concept is excellent, it's just so mediocre and anti-climactic in the end.
April 22, 2018
With a movie title like Ghost Stories, you'd expect a few decent frights.
April 20, 2018
The only things we really get from each story ... are frightening entities appearing in frame, loud musical stings, and an anticlimactic resolution.
April 19, 2018
Their influences can be seen a bit too clearly, though, in three overly familiar stories that build tension well but offer few scares. Where they do excel is in the ingenuity of their wraparound story, yet even this is rooted in 'The Twilight Zone.'
April 19, 2018
Managing to feel at once painfully slow and bafflingly truncated, this creaky triptych of not-so-scary tales is a tame curiosity of movie nostalgia.
April 18, 2018
Ghost Stories never sees the theme through, opting for a more generic finish that contests our expectations. This isn't a bait and switch -- more just a switch.
April 17, 2018
On the whole, Ghost Stories is a rather underwhelming horror in a genre that has really started to step it up in the past couple of years.
April 17, 2018
Ghost Stories works best as an exercise in nostalgia. Those seeking hardcore, modern-day scares will be disappointed.
April 17, 2018
In Ghost Stories, there are chills that linger and lick at your nerve endings, but Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman put everything at a remove.
April 9, 2018
Ghost Stories is... clumsily constructed.
April 6, 2018
Not an anthology of complete short tales but the highlights from much longer stories only briefly sketched and left maddeningly unfinished. Barely a movie at all, more a tease of one.