Steven Becks' 'Ghost Ship'
An Alex Grant Review
of cheesy CGI, lashings of blood-boltered mayhem, and a direct steal
from ALIEN - except that the vessel is maritime and all the monsters
are human in GHOST SHIP.
It provides a neat little "Halloween Special" from
the director of last All Saints Eves 13 GHOSTS and from
the trio of producers of tvlands TALES FROM THE CRYPT.
A motley band of salvagers/scavengers led by the diminutive Gabriel
Byrne seek out a luxury liner of Italian flag missing since 1962.
Adrift in the Alaskan Seas this latter-day Titanic is a soul-seeker
with a quota to fill: luring the greedy the lusty and the lame-brained
to their ghastly deaths. Enough said. Every late October the system
throws up a hole-filled cheese morsel to devour. GHOST SHIP fulfils
all low-brow, low-maintenance expectations and has the lagniappe
or fillip of truly hammy, ham-fisted thespians thickly sliced and
imperviously coated in cheap mustard.
Who can ask for anything more for 31/10? ? Schlock sandwich time,
© Alex Grant October 2002
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