Excerpt: The raiding of Empire Pictures’ vault continues, with Scream Factory bringing the minor cult classic “Ghost Town” (1988) to Blu-ray for the first time. The picture is unique in that it is part of a rare subgenre: the horror western.
Conclusion: There's nothing very surprising about Ghost Town , other than how long it takes Langley to figure out what the frell is actually going on, and the film's predictability tends to undercut any dramatic momentum or suspense.
Conclusion: This is a decent little schlock horror-western from the Charles Band group. Its certainly miles above their late 90s to present output of horror films. The effects are quite good and hold up in this new Blu-ray release.
Conclusion: Ghost Town isn't a masterpiece but it's an interesting and occasionally very effective mix of the horror and western genres. The movie is plenty atmospheric even if it does wear its low budget on its sleeve, and it features some pretty fun set pieces. Shout!
Excerpt: One of my favorite “guilty pleasure” television shows is “Ghost Whisperer”. In it, Jennifer Love Hewitt plays Melinda Gordon, someone who can see and hear (and therefore interact) the spirits of the dead who have not yet crossed over to the “other side.
Conclusion: Without hesitation, I give 'Ghost Town' a highly recommended mark. Those looking for a sharp, sophisticated romantic comedy (with a whole lot of heart) need look no further than this release. (Those content with 'Confessions of a Shopaholic,' move along, nothing to see here.
Excerpt: With the success of his BBC TV series' "The Office" (2001-2003) and "Extras" (2005-2007) and his popular stand-up comedy DVD's it's pretty much set in stone that Ricky Gervais is a comedic genius... so what the hell is he doing in "Ghost Town"?
Conclusion: Ghost Town plays as a Romantic Comedy for all audiences. It obviously features and advertises the romance angle, but Gervais's presence and dry humor, in addition to a deeper-than-expected story, makes it well worth a watch for the guys, too. This is one of the best Romantic Comedies in years.