Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship (1943)

In this film, Richard Dix stars as a ship's captain, a tortured soul who teeters on the verge of madness. Seaman Russell Wade notices the captain's deterioration, but his warnings go unheeded. Captain Dix completely goes over the… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: December 24, 1943
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

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.

Full review…
TV Guide

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

Full review…
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Among RKO's best horror films.

Full review…
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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

Full review…
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

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

Full review…
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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

Full review…
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... an impressive brooding psychological sea adventure story.

Full review…
More reviews for Ghost Ship

Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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