The Ghost Ship
The Ghost Ship (1943)

RKO horror producer Val Lewton dished up seven reels of brooding psychological terror with The Ghost Ship. Richard Dix stars as the ship's captain, a tortured soul who teeters on the verge of madness. Seaman Russell Wade notices the… More

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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

This Val Lewton production may not scale the heights of Cat People or I Walked with a Zombie, but it has its impressive moments.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A talky but fairly atmospheric effort, Ghost Ship is hampered by its low budget.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Among RKO's best horror films.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A nice little package of morbidity all wrapped around in gloom.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It's almost noir in its pitting of an individual against a closed society.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The least known, though far from least interesting, of producer Val Lewton's exemplary, poetic B-films.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... an impressive brooding psychological sea adventure story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This is a strange confusing movie, which I'm not sure actually has any ghosts on the ship. There are so many "Ghost Ship" movies out there, it… More
Michael Gildea
Not a great movie. The title Ghost Ship kind of makes you think you're in for some atmospheric tale of the supernatural, right? WRONG! The Ghost Ship is… More
Bruce Bruce
This is actually a pretty good film when you think what year it was made. Nothing to scary, just a good old school B&W film,. The captain of the ship is… More