The Ghoul

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Chris (Tom Meeten) is a homicide detective called to London and shown round an old murder scene by a colleague. The victims seemed to keep moving despite taking bullets to the chest and head. On a hunch and with the help of an old colleague (and ex) Kathleen (Alice Lowe), Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate a suspect's psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland (Geoff McGivern) But, as his therapy sessions continue, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur and he begins to question his own identity...

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  • Tunley confirms his mastery of macabre moods here. Now he needs a bigger budget and a broader canvas.

    Aug 11, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Initially interesting but heartsinkingly pointless, this brooding Brit indie takes us on a journey to nowhere.

    Aug 3, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • British writer-helmer Gareth Tunley makes an auspicious debut with this blend of Lynchian psychodrama with low-budget cop mystery.

    Nov 1, 2016 | Full Review…

    Catherine Bray

    Variety
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  • It's is a cleverly convoluted tale that coils tightly around itself.

    Oct 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The Ghoul is at its best when we think it's a psychological crime thriller but loses energy once we discover it's more about mental illness.

    Oct 4, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Writer/director Gareth Tunley's moebius strip of a movie is a puzzle piece like "Memento" crossed with the satanic tone of executive producer Ben Wheatley's "Kill List" and Simon Rumley's "The Living and the Dead's" unsettling portrait of mental illness.

    Sep 5, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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