A Ghost Waits [Film]

 

Tasked with renovating a neglected rental home, handyman Jack (Andrews) quickly finds out why the tenants keep leaving in droves – this house is haunted. The ghost in question is Muriel (Natalie Walker), herself employed from beyond the veil to keep the home vacant. Against the odds, Jack and Muriel find they have a lot in common… pulse notwithstanding. Having found a kindred spirit in an otherwise lonely existence, they must fight for their newfound affection as pressure mounts for them each to fulfill their “cross-purposes”. – Justin Cook PR

 

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I truly did not know what to expect going into A Ghost Waits. I was expecting to be at least somewhat mildly entertained for 80ish minutes. What I wasn’t expecting was to see what I consider to be my first great release of 2021. As original and intriguing as the premise seems just be the film’s synopsis, I implore you to know that it is even better than you could imagine. It is a poignant, charming, and just a down right fun film. Without getting into spoiler territory, there are some events (including the ending) that in another story would have been considered “dark”, in either the dramatic or the comedic sense. But when it is presented in such a way as first time filmmaker Adam Stovall decided to go, it remains upbeat and just and absolute joy to see being played out. Everything from the choice of making the film in black & white, to the superb performances, and the witty dialogue, this is a real treat that I know you are all going to love.

 

 

And of course it behooves me to address that one of the greatest elements that I found so fascinating about the film, which were the performances. Leading man & co-writer MacLeod Andrews gives a brilliant performance, and is topped only slightly by his co-star Natalie Walker. Together they, make an amazing team, commanding probably 90% of the film. This is not to throw any shade in the direction of Sydney Vollmer & Amanda Miller, who were also incredible in the time they are on screen. The four person team that makes up the major cast of A Ghost Waits are some performers that we will definitely be on the lookout for in the future. And suffice to say that if this is filmmaker Adam Stoval’s debut film, the future seems bright for this highly talented human being, and we will be on the lookout for his work as well!

 

A Ghost Waits is available now on ARROW, and as you would all guess, I highly recommend you all see it NOW! Heck, you can even to a free trial to check this one out today!

 

 

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