Ghost Ship

Year: 2002
Director: Steve Beck
Cast: Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Isiah Washington, Alex Dimitriades, Karl Urban, Emily Browning
As high a concept as there's been in a movie, with the entire story given away in the title.

Unintentionally funny horror abounds from the notorious opening scene where a taut cable slices a ship's deck full of passengers in half, bringing us to the present day where a tough as nails (ie lifted straight out of Alien salvage crew is led to salvage the liner by an air force pilot.

Once there, ghosts start appearing with such ho-hum regularity they might as well have been Dorothy the Dinosaur - brought about seemingly with as few chills as possible.

From there, it's a kill 'em one at a time in gruesome Hollywood way schlockfest, and the explanation for the haunting is as corny as the rest of the movie.

Interesting for one reasons; the absolutely bizarre opening titles, with Sirk-like script font titles and swelling, ocean-going music.

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