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Ghost Storm Reviews

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½ March 21, 2016
What just happened here? Was this movie real life?
February 9, 2016
Take the damage of Ice Quake and the concepts of Ice Twisters, mix in a stupid storm, add a bunch of useless people on an island (also from another crappy film) and what do you get? Ghost Storm. This may be one of the stupidest concepts of all time. 100% rediculous and in every way possible. I'm not even going to touch the plot. Nothing could be worse than Ice Quake, but this comes mighty close and holy crap is the pacing God awful.
½ October 14, 2014
This film's first two deaths were scary. Well the first death was scary because it took place at night. The 2nd death took place in a car. The acting and storyline was tolerable until it became a ghost storm that made everyone into dust and had a ghost communication similar to one you would have seen in White Noise. This movie had me yelling 'READ THE BOOK!' at the characters, who are not real and I know that but this movie frustrated me. The film has a chance to give you the cold chills if you watched it at night with popcorn.
Although most of the movie takes place in the daylight.
Super Reviewer
½ March 10, 2014
The basic concept of this SyFy Channel Style low budget horror is not all that bad as far as B-Movie tropes are concerned. A band of alleged suicide victims (mass suicide!) are released when lightning strikes the memorial gravestone. Cue a giant storm made of ghosts that chases down the villagers and sucks the life out of them, turning them into piles of rubble and dust. Some of the concepts work and some dont. The idea of a giant storm is just not as terrifiying as it sounds, especially as it is not the storm but the vapour that actually does the damage. And that is when the film is bordering on the edge of actually working. The idea of making sure that none of the ghostly essence can actually enter the house is pretty neat and reminds me of a inside-out version of The Fog, pushing clothes into the cracks under the door, closing windows,doors and vents, putting tape over the window panes etc. all makes for solid surivial horror. Sadly, the film does not focus on a handful of characters stuck in one single location but aims for the big picture, a conspiracy regarding the suicide, the past of the whole town and finally - wait for it - hacking a weather ballon with a computer program to fight the storm of ghosts. Usually, I applaud films that try and stick to their guns and go with the story and idea they are initally trying to bring across, yet this one should have focussed on the people and the tangible effects of horror within a small community instead (it does scratch that surface here and then but it never accelerates to top speed). The SFX are as bad as one would expect and I wonder why one would go for something so hard to depict as a storm of ghosts with a budget that low and SFX talent that bad. The make up guy did a good job whenever there was no SFX involved, shame that. The acting is surprisingly good and on the level of your average American Crime series (Picket Fences etc.), but the direction and script just keeps whatever talent there might be down to ground level. All in all, a nice "trashy" horror for genre fans with some moments where everything comes together nicely but it keeps falling apart too often to actually stand as a film of quality.
½ October 6, 2013
Fairly mediocre. Each death is almost the same, and most of the film is just people running away. The premise is neat but poorly executed, and overall it's not as interesting as it should be. Bland characters and a short-sighted ending.
April 5, 2013
Dumb...nothing more to say.
March 22, 2013
An entertaining Sci-Fi / Supernatural movie. The special effects and graphics could have been better, but that didn't detract too much from the movie. It kept me interested and entertained for the full 90 minutes.
March 20, 2013
A pretty good movie even though it seems like a movie off from Sci-Fi Channel. A lot of things seemed rushed, but still is entertaining.
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