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‘Keep telling yourself it’s only a story’
The Ghost Writer is a 2022 British mystery horror film about a struggling author who plagiarises his deceased father’s undiscovered last novel, unleashing the demons of his dad’s past that he must overcome or be haunted by for the rest of his life.
Directed and co-produced by Paul Wilkins from a screenplay co-written with Guy Fee. Produced by Nigel Galt. Executive produced by Steven Farah, Jason Sender, Michael Trott and Pat Wintersgill.
The British Starfish Films production stars Luke Mably (Exam), Andrea Deck, Robert Portal, Matthew Jure, Brendan Patricks, Laura Ashcroft, Louis Cruzat, Jago Erith, Emma Jamese and Howard Lee.
“It’s a slowburn film that relies heavily on Mably’s performance. He’s marvellous at both the rational and irrational moments, waking nightmares and vivid dreams. Who’d want to be a writer if this is what you have to put up with?” Britflicks
” …this has a nice setting and some decent playing – Deck especially is sparkling and scary as the mercurial minx – but gets bogged down in the clichés that often turn up in films about writers struggling with block. Evoking the exploitation classic Exposé and the Brit film art classic Morvern Caller in one key plot-point, it doesn’t really go through with its daddy Issues business…” The Kim Newman Website
“The Ghost Writer is a mystery thriller that sees the blend between desperation from an author and questioning reality. The single location of the cottage creates isolation, which is important for the writing and creation of the thriller. The Ghost Writer is a great mystery thriller, leaving plenty to solve.” 3 out of 5, Movie Reviews 101
” …in keeping with that other great work of writer’s block, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980), there is also an axe prominent amongst the props and prompts in the late father’s cottage, and a hotel at the film’s beginning and end, leaving us to contemplate, as Gilligan becomes lost in rewriting both past and present, where exactly the border lies between muse and madness.” Projected Figures
In the US, The Ghost Writer will be released by Dark Sky Films on February 13, 2024.
1 hour 33 minutes
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