The Ferryman

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  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 4.7  (1,965)

The Ferryman is a 2007 horror-thriller movie directed by Chris Graham and starring John Rhys-Davies, Kerry Fox, and Tamer Hassan. Set in New Zealand, the movie revolves around a group of blue-collar workers who embark on a fishing trip that turns into a terrifying encounter with a vengeful spirit. The film begins with a sequence that shows a woman killing herself by jumping off a bridge and into a river. Fast forward a few years, and we are introduced to two estranged brothers, Jack (John Rhys-Davies) and Connor (Kerry Fox), who are forced to reunite when their father dies. Jack, a gruff and stubborn man, has inherited their father's fishing business, but due to his declining health, he is unable to run it efficiently. Connor, a city girl who is an expert in forensics, decides to help Jack out by taking charge of the business and modernizing it.

To impress Connor, Jack invites her and a group of his workers to a weekend fishing trip. The group is made up of six men, all of whom are rough around the edges and enjoy drinking and brawling. There is also a young woman named Jess (Amber Sainsbury) who works for Jack's business and is hired by him to keep an eye on Connor. As the group sets out on their journey, they soon realize that they are not alone on the water.

On the first night of the trip, the group is attacked by a mysterious figure who seems to be a ghostly beast. The creature kills one of the men and disappears without a trace. The group initially thinks that it might be a prank, but as more people start disappearing, they realize that they are dealing with something much more sinister. Using her forensic skills, Connor manages to find a connection between the spirit and the suicide at the beginning of the movie.

The rest of the movie is a tense and terrifying game of cat and mouse as the group tries to survive and find a way to defeat the vengeful spirit. Along the way, they uncover secrets and hidden agendas amongst themselves that add an extra layer of tension to the story. The Ferryman keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with its creepy atmosphere, jump scares, and gruesome deaths.

John Rhys-Davies gives an outstanding performance as Jack, portraying him as a gruff but ultimately sympathetic character. His chemistry with Kerry Fox is believable, and their interactions add a much-needed emotional depth to the movie. Tamer Hassan also stands out as the hot-headed Muslim member of the group who clashes with everyone.

The movie's direction is impressive, with Chris Graham effectively using the gloomy New Zealand landscape to create a sense of isolation and dread. The soundtrack is also noteworthy, with eerie ambient sounds and spooky music adding to the film's horror atmosphere.

In conclusion, The Ferryman is a gripping horror-thriller that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Its well-crafted story, strong performances, and creepy atmosphere make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

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    4.7  (1,965)