Ghost Stories

This movie is super weird and creative. The tension and suspense of the full on horror sequences is very effective. There is some terrifying stuff here. The whole idea of "your brain sees what it wants to" is used to full effect in certain shots and sequences, where the lighting and cinematography trick you into being scared shitless of elements out of focus in the background.

There are some laughable moments, but they play into the use of horror movie cliches, which are maximized to full scare potential throughout.

However, this movie absolutely shits the bed in its ending. Cool concept, but poorly realized. I liked where it was going, but didn't dig how it wrapped up. Would recommend if you are willing to put up with some cheap jump scares, and are into trope-y horror stuff. Well done overall, but a terrible, kinda stupid ending.

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