Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ghost Ship

Ah, Ghost Ship.

In 2002 Warner Brothers commissioned (haha) for this to be released. There were a few script changes, and the lead actor was replaced by Gabriel Byrne (originally Captain Sean Murphy was to be played by Brian Cox).
What we were left with was this film.

I don't know anyone who has seen it in the cinema, however I wish I had.

Here's the movie poster.
Yep, that's right, "Sea Evil." It's a ship at sea, and there's evil aboard.
Get over it fellas. :)

Laugh if you want to, but I defy you to watch the opening scene of this film and not say, "okay, that was cool." I certainly did once I saw this on DVD.

Ghost Ship is not to be confused with the 1943 classic, The Ghost Ship. Although both films are pretty tops in their own right.
Just check out that poster. Who wouldn't want that snazzy poster framed up on their study wall? Honestly!

So yep, Gabriel Bryne replaced Brian Cox, and he did a pretty good job of leading this crew onboard the ghost ship.
Too bad about what happened once they got onboard though. :)

Here we have Maureen Epps (Julianna Margulies) in a particularly creepy scene.
What horror film would be a true horror film without a ghost girl freakijng everyone out?
In this scene the little girl is asking, "Do you know George Clooney?"

Being an Aussie I was particularly proud to see Alex Dimitriades appear. Alex plays Santos; maybe it's just me being an Aussie but I enjoyed every scene Alex was in.
For your money you certainly get a top actor, and Alex does a great job in this film.

Now here's something for the Star Trek/Lord Of The Rings fans. Karl Urban shot this before starring in Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers.
He plays Munder, a surly, drunken crew member.

Karl Urban is not to be confused with Keith Urban, by the way.
I can't tell you how many times I've done that! Phew!

Starring as Greer is Gray's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington.
I'm not too found of Greer, simply because he cheats on his partner in this film. "What happens at sea stays at sea" doesn't cut it for me buddy!

But then again, this is the woman he wanted to cheat with. Francesca (played by Francesca Rettondini).
Greer soon gets whats coming to him.
I guess he just wanted to cheat because of this reason...

If you're interested in checking out the trailer you can do so here

I won't spoil the movie for you but I think you can tell from my review that I think it's a good film. It is. It's fun. And if a movie is fun than how can that be bad?
Especially a horror film. You want a bit of fun in your horror film.

Well, I do anyway.

Here's the DVD if you wish to purchase it
Ghost Ship (Widescreen Edition)

Here's the Blu Ray version
Ghost Ship [Blu-ray]

And here's the score
Ghost Ship

Of course you can always track it down and hire it from your local video store. I highly recommend this for any of the movies I review.

What did you think of this review? Please comment, or email me directly at
Until then,


  1. I also loved the opening scene...can not remember much else of the film but I remember that was awesome

  2. So you praise Alex Dimitriades in Ghost Ship, yet you ignore him in your review of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalow... WTF?
    Bah, I'm just upset that I couldn't say FIRST!