Review: In the Ahmanson’s ‘2:22 – A Ghost Story,’ poltergeists are more believable than people.
The new film, “In the Ahmanson ‘2:22 – A Ghost Story,” is based on a book by Robert Raskin, who is a former editor at The New Yorker and was the author of two books on Stephen King.
Here’s a description from The Christian Science Monitor:
The film opens with an opening narration by actress Emma Watson that sets the tone for the rest of the movie. It’s a story about terror, terror and more terror, a terrifying mystery with a chilling twist that the audience is left to struggle with whether they will ever want to see the movie again.
Watson was also the narrator for “The Devil Inside,” the new film by King from which this movie is based.
In “The Devil Inside,” Watson played a troubled young woman with a deep and violent secret. There was a great movie to this but audiences were so frightened by what they first saw in “The Devil Inside” that they didn’t buy it.
“It was a very frightening movie,” Watson said at the time. “I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s a beautiful movie, but in the end I would agree with Robert that it wasn’t what the movie needed.”
I think it is important to note that the audience that was frightened when “The Devil Inside” played in theaters couldn’t figure out what to make of the idea that a girl’s ghost could walk the streets of Hollywood, or perhaps the streets of New York City, and that she would murder her former friends.
I agree. I’ve heard that some people (in the past) have come to the conclusion that the ghosts in this movie are people who have done terrible things in the past.
People who have murdered and raped and killed.
And that’s too bad.
This is a movie about terror, terror and more terror.
In the movie, there are times in which I became frightened. It’s a scary world.
As a filmmaker, you have to think of the audience. You have to figure out what scares the audience, which is not going to be horror or a thriller, but a horror/thriller that is about humanity.
Let me give you an example.
In the movie, there is one scene that involves an electric guitar. It’s a pretty