Film Review: Ghosts And Nazis

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Ghosts of War is a horror film written and directed by Eric Bress. The cast includes Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi, Skylar Astin, Kyle Gallner, Alan Ritchson, and Billy Zane.

It appears that this little haunting tale is set in France during World War II. A group of American soldiers are on a mission to sit on a castle that was once occupied by Nazis. During their stay, a number of strange noises and shadowy figures start to disturb their already restless souls. Secrets are kept in a diary. Nazis could return at any moment. The soldiers are on edge and at least one may just be a tad crazy. However, there is a fairly impressive twist explaining how these strange manifestations are created. The men may not be who they think they are, and the castle may hold more secrets than they can comprehend.

As far as horror flicks go, I have seen worse. I think it’s sort of interesting to have a group of battle hardened soldiers the focus of supernatural shenanigans instead of the usual innocent family or something like that. This film is not for the delicate due to all of the blood and brains spewing everywhere. The performances were pretty good. The dialogue wasn’t too bad either. The film has a somewhat disappointing ending, but I usually notice that in this genre. The suspense was pretty good, and the story ended up not being as predictable as others of this sort. The film is not on track of being any sort of classic, however there was an effort at something with a bit more originality than usual for this type of movie.

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