A homicide detective goes undercover as a patient to investigate a psychotherapist he believes is linked to a strange double murder. As his therapy sessions continue the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur.
Actors Of "The Ghoul"
Creators of "The Ghoul"
Director of "The Ghoul"
Critics Of "The Ghoul"
August 03, 2017 The title suggests an orgy of the undead loaded with jump scares, but this is a more restrained and more disturbing proposition. The monster here is metaphorical: part depression, part manic obsession.Read in Source
Little White Lies
August 04, 2017 Like the oft-referenced Möbius strip, lots of empty surface, precious little feeling.Read in Source
The Arts Desk
August 03, 2017 The Ghoul is an occult British thriller about depression, with a bleakly poetic view of London, and a seedy sadness at its core.Read in Source
November 01, 2016 British writer-helmer Gareth Tunley makes an auspicious debut with this blend of Lynchian psychodrama with low-budget cop mystery.Read in Source
August 06, 2017 First time writer/director Gareth Tunley marshals the meagre resources of this micro-budget psychological thriller and creates a pleasingly perplexing enigma of a movie.Read in Source
Sunday Times (UK)
August 07, 2017 Chris's depression is well drawn out, but when the film broadens into vague questions about the occult, it becomes unfocused, before finishing up with a hammy scene that undoes much of the careful characterisation that came before.Read in Source
August 03, 2017 Sinuously photographed by Benjamin Pritchard, this will have your head spinning for days.Read in Source
September 05, 2017 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.Read in Source
August 11, 2017 Tunley confirms his mastery of macabre moods here. Now he needs a bigger budget and a broader canvas.Read in Source
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
August 18, 2017 The British import The Ghoul is a clever, deceptively chilly example of narrative unreliability, presenting an increasingly askew perspective in a way that's somehow both off-putting and absorbing. It lingers.Read in Source
Daily Express (UK)
August 03, 2017 It may not withstand close scrutiny but The Ghoul provides a workout for the little grey cells and suggests Tunley is a filmmaker to watch.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...