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The Ghoul

UK 2016
produced by
Jack Healy Guttmann, Tom Meeten, Gareth Tunley, Dhiraj Mahey (executive), Ben Wheatley (executive)
directed by Gareth Tunley
starring Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Niamh Cusack, Dan Renton Skinner, Rachel Stubbings, Paul Kaye, Waen Shepherd, James Eyres
written by Gareth Tunley, music by Waen Shepherd

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Chris (Tom Meeten) is a homicide detective who's called to London to investigate a double murder together with Kathleen (Alice Lowe) whom he knows from back in the day. Problem is, too many aspects of the double murder refuse to make sense. One clue leads to a psychotherapist though, Dr Fisher (Niamh Cusack), and thus, Chris goes undercover, posing as one of her patients - and he soon gets a lead on a certain Michael Coulson (Rufus Jones). Thing is, none of this might be true, Chris might just be someone suffering from depressions, and out of a job, he might just live in a parallel world where he's a homicide detective. Likewise, the double murder has never really happened. And Kathleen? She's a woman he's secretly been in love with since uni, but she's together with his mate Jim (Dan Renton Skinner), and she's not a policewoman but a teacher. But Chris keeps close in case she needs a shoulder to cry on.

Michael Coulson? He's also real, and really one of Doc Fisher's patients, and when Chris is shadowing him, Coulson catches him off-guard - and the two become good friends. Then they both are transferred to another psychotherapist, Dr Morland (Geoffrey McGivern), who has rather eccentric, esoteric ideas about everything, especially psychotherapy. Coulson soon thinks he has some ulterior motives, too, wanting to use his patients to his own advantage on a supernatural level - and even though Chris at first thinks Coulson's just batshit crazy, he eventually feels there might be something about his ramblings ...


Now one thing's for sure, The Ghoul certainly is not your run-of-the-mill thriller, it's more of a mindfuck of a movie that twists and turns at any stop and pushes its story into weird directions, and creepily so. But thanks to a cleverly written screenplay that even manages to make its absurd underlying theories somewhat palpable, the viewer manages to follow the story, which never just gets lost in itself. And add to that a subtle enough directorial effort and a very solid cast, and you've got yourself ... one hell of a weird film, but a good one just the same!


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