It should be the ultimate romantic vacation for Jim (James Landry
Hébert) and Julie (Scout Taylor-Compton), a trip to Thailand to see the
wonderful sights where he proposes to her and everything - and initially,
everything goes really well ... until they meet British tourists Robert
(Russell Geoffrey Banks) and Billy (Rich Lee Gray), who go drinking with
them one night, then when the alcohol has made them adventurous enough,
they take them to a creepy graveyard, persuade Julie to nick one of the
little statues - and then Robert and Billy hightail it to leave Jim and
Julie behind. Fortunately, they've got a loyal local guide in Gogo
(Michael S. New), who picks them up to drive them home - but since the
adventure in the graveyard, Julie's under some kind of shock and seems to
periodically see ghosts attacking her - and when all medical treatments
fail, Jim researches the supernatural a bit and finds out she might be
under some spell directly linked to a local legend - and the only way to
maybe heal her leads via an expatriate drunkard (Mark Boone Junior) ...
not the reinvention of the genre, Ghost House is still a charming
piece of horror that makes perfect use of its Thai settings and gives its
horror a definite Thai paint. But the film also works due to very decent
pacing, coupled with a nice combination of atmosphere, suspense, and jump
scares, as well as some very creepy visuals. And a compact cast of course
doesn't hurt one bit either ...
Worth a watch for sure!