18 June 2014 | Gianopulos
Honestly, it wasn't that bad...
Let me start out by saying that I am a major horror movie fan and watch a LOT of movies that come out that are supposed to be scary but it turns out that about 90% of these so called "horror" movies are not, and what's worse is they are filled to the rim with bad acting, bad cinematography, bad direction, bad sound, bad effects and everything else that makes a movie just a torture to sit through. THIS MOVIE however, is NOT. Okay, so it's not a $200 million endeavor but in my opinion, this movie was WAY more entertaining then World War Z, which cost close to $300 million after re-shoots.
Here is what I saw that was entertaining for me. The story, although similar to a few other films, was executed pretty well. The acting was solid from pretty much all the actors in the film. Billy Zane rocked his part and made me think he should be doing more comedy because he actually made his character of the producer, which everyone pretty much hates in real life, a good likable guy. I laughed out loud at some of his comments during the film. Well done Billy! The cinematography, although semi-amateurish, worked for me. It had an overall low-budget feel to it, but that didn't bother me. The CG effects were great, the only think I wish was done better was the sound design for the scares. If done correctly, this could have been really scary! I'm almost tempted to take the movie and re-edit the sound design with my own library to kick the adrenaline up a notch in the right places. Lastly, the girls in the movie are all totally gorgeous and a lot of fun to watch. What's even better and actually pretty amazing is that they all did a great job with their acting! Doesn't happen often. Fantastic job ladies!
Anyways, after watching all the garbage put out by The Asylum and crappy companies that should literally have their right taken away to make movies because they are so friggin bad, Ghost of Goodnight Lane was a breath of fresh air and is actually inspiring that a decent movie can be made on a low budget with the right people working on it.