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Bad Ben 9

USA 2021
produced by
Nigel Bach
directed by Nigel Bach
starring Nigel Bach, Holly Barnes, Steve Reynolds
written by Nigel Bach

Bad Ben

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Tom (Nigel Bach) returns home - and has to enter through a window as the door's locked and he has mislaid his keys. However, things in his house are rather off as he finds all this stuff that isn't his, and before long notices there's someone with him inside the house, either human or spirit - and ultimately it turns out a demon, but one he manages to get rid of rather easily. Problem is though, he later finds a tome that includes info about exactly the demon he has just expelled, and learns expelling it only leads to an increase in ghostly activity and eventually to the arrival of more demons. Of course, things get out of hand soon, and Tom is plagued by many a weird occurence, including that of a priest's head (Steve Reynolds) looking for his severed hand - and ultimately Tom has to admit the whole thing's too big for him to tackle on his own ... so Toms from other dimensions come to help - with not all of them being as reasonable beings as he is ...

 

Of course, over the years there have been found footage ghost movies a dime a dozen (including of course the previous 8 Bad Ben movies), but what makes this one work is Tom's very down-to-earth character, his nonchalance towards the paranormal and his lack of heroic attitude, combined with an almost comical klutziness. And its his personality that also helps the film's light-footed and at times even tongue-in-cheek approach, and makes this into one very enjoyable ghost story.

 

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