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RISE OF THE GHOSTS
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Sv Bell

Starring:
Christine Ghawi
Robert Araujo
Melantha Blackthorne

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
A group of friends decide to enter an old reform school for girls, which was shut down due to a sadistic nurse torturing and killing some of the girls. The kicker: their ghosts still haunt the place!
Is it good movie?

Rise of the Ghostsis slightly better than the last SV Bell flick I reviewed, The Night They Returned. While some of the problems I had with the previous film are not found in this movie, what was passable in the last film has become a problem here.

The directing is well done, though some scenes could’ve been made tighter with better editing. There are many cutaways throughout showcasing all the characters in the school, and sometimes they simply showed the same person walking through a hallway several times or walking around an electric chair, which was both repetitive and unnecessary.

The effects are a step up from the last film as well. I dug the way the screen became grainy whenever ghosts showed up to do the nasty- although I’m not sure how they do the nasty, seeing as how they’re ghosts.

Aside from a scant few actors, the acting in this one isn’t very good. Christine Ghawi was the primary offender, as throughout most of the movie she didn’t sell me on a single thing that was happening. At least she’s cute.
Video / Audio
The movie is presented in 16:9 widescreen for you lucky folks with those nice TVs.

Maybe it was just my disc, but I found a few times that the mix's background audio drowned out some of the actors’ dialogue.
The Extras
Last Call
What we have here is another “group of people enter scary place, get torn up”flick. This one is terribly acted but with sports decent camera work and effects. If you don’t need solid acting in your splatter meals, this one is your bag. Otherwise, you may just want to give up the ghost on this one.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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