Ghost Ship

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"Sea Evil"
  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 5.6  (108,300)
  • 28

In the 2002 horror film Ghost Ship, we see Julianna Margulies as Maureen Epps, a salvage crew member who is looking for a big payday. While in Alaska, Epps, and her crew come across a derelict ocean liner, Antonia Graza, which was lost at sea for over 40 years. The ship was abandoned, with no signs of the crew, and it appeared as if they disappeared without a trace. Epps and her team decide to tow the ship back to port to claim it, but they soon discover that the ship is not entirely empty.

As they investigate the ship further, they begin to experience strange occurrences, including hallucinations and mysterious deaths. It becomes evident that the Antonia Graza is more than just a haunted vessel; it's a ghost ship filled with the tormented souls of its long-dead crew. Alongside Epps is her ex-boyfriend, Jack Ferriman (Gabriel Byrne), Murphy (Ron Eldard), Dodge (Isaiah Washington), Greer (Desmond Harrington) and Santos (Alex Dimitriades), who all join in the task of unearthing the secrets that the ship has hidden but at what cost?

As the crew delves deeper into the mystery, they quickly learn that the ghosts on board are not to be trifled with as they fight to escape the haunted ship before it's too late. Ghost Ship takes the audience on an intense, frightening journey as the characters unravel the truth behind the ship's dark past.

The movie's performances are remarkable, with Julianna Margulies taking the lead as the tough and determined female protagonist, and Gabriel Byrne playing the enigmatic and mysterious captain of the ship. Ron Eldard's turn as Murphy, the ship's mechanic, brings levity to the otherwise tense situation.

The film's cinematography is also noteworthy, with the Antonia Graza beautifully crafted and designed in a way that heightens the film's eerie atmosphere. The production design is top-notch, with the decaying and rusted ship conveyed as a character in its own right. Additionally, the special effects are executed flawlessly, enhancing the terror and tension for the audience.

Ghost Ship is a well-crafted horror movie that does an excellent job of keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. The movie's central premise, combined with its haunting aesthetics, makes for a thrilling and unforgettable cinematic experience. The screenplay is well-written, albeit with a few holes in the plot, and the direction is top-notch, making it all worthwhile.

Overall, Ghost Ship is a haunting and suspenseful horror movie that will leave the audience on the edge of their seats. With exceptional performances, top-tier production design, and stunning cinematography, it is no surprise that this movie has become a cult classic in the horror genre.

Ghost Ship is a 2002 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 28.

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    5.6  (108,300)
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