A recently dumped and unemployed man in his 30s decides to moonlight as the 'son' of his childhood hero, a bygone local celebrity Horror Host named Ghostman. When his videos go viral, he must settle an old score with a high school rival and figure out where his life is headed, all while keeping his identity secret from a new woman in town he's fallen for.
Written By: Kurt Larson
Directed By: Kurt Larson
As I prepared to hit that play button on Kurt Larson's film Son Of Ghostman I can honestly say that a lot of bad thoughts were going through my head. The overall idea of the film is a decent one, but one that could easily turn into a huge nightmare of ghastly proportions. Any time you take something that was already a cheesy concept, and try to capitalize on that genre adding an element of seriousness or comedy, on top of comedy... it can end up completely unwatchable. So like any lover of both indie films and old school cheese I sat down and started Son Of Ghostman hoping for the best. As the end credits began to roll... I was happy I did.
The first thing we should be clear on is that Son Of Ghostman is NOT a horror film. Not even a cheesy B-Horror film. It's a Comedy/Romance wrapped in the illusion of a horror flick. I was tricked! So my advice to you, a potential viewer reading this... don't get duped like I did. Like I implied above though, and as you guessed by my rating... don't let that stop you from watching. This truly was 90 minutes well spent. No doubt about it.
Two things I attribute to Son Of Ghostman being a good flick. The first is solid, genre writing. Again, I must add that I was tricked into thinking there were some honest to goodness horror here! Putting that aside, once we figure out that Son Of Ghostman is a Romantic Comedy, the writing is top notch and translates to the film perfectly. Any fans of the genre will feel right at home. And if you're only a fan of one genre, let's say Comedy... you'll feel right at home here. And feeling right at home brings us to the second thing I attribute to Son Of Ghostman being a great watch. The acting. A lovable set of characters acted in a lovable way. I'd have to say that 95% of this film is very, very well acted. The cast may not get any Oscar nominations, but they get a flying high five from myself. And probably you as well.
On the technical front this film looks pretty good. The right shots for the right scenes, edited in a slick and practiced way. Nothing more than is called for and nothing less. At least that's how it looks to me. There are some minor flaws in the occasional visuals but nothing glaring, and nothing you couldn't say was intentional and stylish. Overall, the film looked great and flowed along at a nice pace. In the area of Audio there were a few times when things didn't quite work out, pulling me out of the film. But these instances were few and I quickly recovered and re-entered Kurt Larson's world. In the grand scheme of the film itself the audio issues were few, mild and far between. Nice work.
Overall Son Of Ghostman kept me entertained for almost 90 minutes. Which is good considering that's the films run time! I was not angry that I was duped into thinking this was a horror flick, and I was happy I made it through without the good ol' fast forward button. Son Of Ghostman truly was a cool and campy idea turned into a comedic gem. And I'm glad to have had the pleasure. The best part? You can have the pleasure as well! The purchase link is above and this film is money well spent. It doesn't even cost that much! Share the love and support Independent Film! And if you don't want to support Independent Film? Buy Son Of Ghostman anyway for your own selfish reasons. Example? 90 minutes of entertainment.
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