The Ghoul
The Ghoul (2017)

Chris (Tom Meeten) is a homicide detective called to London and shown round an old murder scene by a colleague. The victims seemed to keep moving despite taking bullets to the chest and head. On a hunch and with the help of an old colleague… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

Tunley confirms his mastery of macabre moods here. Now he needs a bigger budget and a broader canvas.

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Wendy Ide
Observer (UK)

First time writer/director Gareth Tunley marshals the meagre resources of this micro-budget psychological thriller and creates a pleasingly perplexing enigma of a movie.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Sinuously photographed by Benjamin Pritchard, this will have your head spinning for days.

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Catherine Bray

British writer-helmer Gareth Tunley makes an auspicious debut with this blend of Lynchian psychodrama with low-budget cop mystery.

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Jonathan Hatfull

The Ghoul proves to be a dark, atmospheric and surprisingly moving portrayal of a crumbling psyche.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

It may not withstand close scrutiny but The Ghoul provides a workout for the little grey cells and suggests Tunley is a filmmaker to watch.

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Jonathan Dean
Sunday Times (UK)

Chris's depression is well drawn out, but when the film broadens into vague questions about the occult, it becomes unfocused, before finishing up with a hammy scene that undoes much of the careful characterisation that came before.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Like the oft-referenced Möbius strip, lots of empty surface, precious little feeling.

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Nick Hasted
The Arts Desk

The Ghoul is an occult British thriller about depression, with a bleakly poetic view of London, and a seedy sadness at its core.

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