Ghost Lake Review
Written by: Moviemaven
I just had to watch Ghost Lake for a second time cause the first time just didn't cut it. By the end of the film I had no idea what was going on and decided to pull two of my friends into the mix to help me out. What I discovered is that it wasn't me. This film has more holes than my wash-day panties.
What we should get is a creepy ghost story that leaves us wanting for more. What we get is a convoluted mess that begs for a mercy killing way before the grueling 112 minute running time is up. The idea was there. Jay Woelful who directed the film as well as wrote the story almost had it. But I think he tried to pull off too many things at one time. There were several story lines going that may have made decent films on their own but when thrown together they ended up clashing like stripes and plaid. And the resulting crap was more depressing to watch than scary.
We enter the story at the funeral for Rebecca's parents. She feels guilty for their death and the appearance of their ghosts force her to flee to the lakeside cottage they frequented before her father got ill. That all seems fine, right? Well...it would be if this storyline really served any purpose. Once she arrives at the lake (in the middle of the night still wearing her funeral clothes?!) weird things start to happen there as well. But they have been happening for almost a century and she is the first one to notice and figure it out. I have to give her props here because I had the luxury of being an outside viewer and I never did figure it all out.
What I can tell you is that Rushford should be called "Speech Impediment Town" and that you can apparently stand in the pouring rain in this town and never get wet. There are way too many flubs in this gem for me to list. I suggest that if you really care you watch it for yourself and count them. I wish I had thought of that earlier. But I'll be damned if I'm gonna watch it a third time to count for myself.