Year of Release: 2012
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror
IMDB Rating: 3.8 / 10
Level of Awful: Medium
Breast-O-Meter: 0 /5
WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from the ungodly experiment that is the B-Horror Blog, it’s that anything the Asylum can do, Syfy can do a thousand times better (except for those few times when the Asylum makes the Syfy movie). They’re both good staples: The Asylum if you want a movie that’ll be easy to throw insults at, and Syfy if you want some guaranteed cheese. Ghost Storm will give you everything you need so far as cheese factor is concerned, and it even throws in a little soft science just to make the final product that little bit more saccharine-sweet. By the looks of things the people behind this movie had a fairly decent budget to play around with, and gradually these people seem to be coming to grips with making CGI monsters that aren’t so bad they’re insulting. I recommend hanging onto this one for one of those really rainy Sunday afternoons when you want to chase away the approaching Monday blues.
What is it in a teenager’s genetic structure that draws them to creepy cemeteries like moths to a porch light? Science should really look into that. Anyway, as you may have guessed, our story begins with a group of bored teenagers in a dark and spooky cemetery – during a lightning storm, no less. Wherever the hell their hometown is, it would appear to be on a tiny little island, so I guess you gotta get your kicks where you can. Everything’s going absolutely fine (guys scaring girls, ominous thunder) until a bolt of lightning strikes the memorial for the people who died during the town’s now-infamous mass-suicide. The lightning, through means I should check with my Occult Specialist, releases the angry spirits of the departed, who quickly go about turning one of the teenagers into a grey piece of human jerky.
Thankfully, Officer Dad (AKA Hal, father of Daisy, one of the girls that was out in the cemetery) is on the case. There must be a logical, rational reason why Daisy’s 18-year-old boyfriend’s corpse went from looking like the Crypt Keeper to being a pile of mulch in a matter of hours. Of course, the problem here is that they’re stuck on an island, and how exactly would you report this kind of incident to the authorities back on the main land? This of course is only the beginning of the town’s problems – you see, these aren’t your regular pissed off, vengeance-seeking ghosts. These ghosts are smart – why hunt individually when you can join together, form a supernatural storm system and blight the inhabitants of the island all the more faster?
So, with the angry spirits swirling around the island in a giant, lightning-filled vortex, it’s up to Hal, ex-wife Ashley, and Daisy to come up with some kind of way to defeat the ghosts before they turn the entire town’s population into little piles of dust. They will be aided by a seafaring ghost hunter who happened to rock up on the island just as the storm formed. They will need a combination of a lot of random electrical equipment, some occultist knowledge, Ashley’s meteorological know-how, a lot of salt water, a fire extinguisher, an old diary with some town secrets, a weather balloon, a gun, a lot of jumper cables, some cans of silicon gel, half a dozen rolls of duct tape, an ancient talisman and a cellphone tower if they’re ever going to be able to stop these ghosts. Then, of course, there’s the mysterious old priest, and Ashley and Daisy’s old, but not forgotten, family history that ties into the whole affair…
LIFE’S LESSONS LEARNED:
- Lightning storms are a tremendous turn on for randy teens.
- The new iSpirit app is very useful for knowing when there are vengeful spirits in the area.
- Exhuming bodies is nothing but good, small town fun.
- It’s very expensive to build a machine that’ll let you speak to a storm cloud.
- Salt water is the best thing to use to soak up spilled evil.
- A good old-fashioned witch hunt usually eases the tension when you’re being held hostage by ghosts.
- Always make sure that your ghost complies with regulatory electrical standards.
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Posted on March 25, 2013, in Awful Level: Medium and tagged 2012, altar boy, b grade, blood, cemetery, Dark past, death, destruction, electricity, Evil, family, ghost, ghost hunter, Ghost Storm, Horror, island, mass murder, original, priest, review, small town, soul, spirits, suicide, Syfy, talisman, vengeful. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
I am still attracted to creepy cemeteries, in fact, this exact same scenario happened to me one time. Tragic, just tragic, I say.
If that is true, I’d sue the Syfy channel for unauthorised use of your autobiography. Big corporations can’t be allowed to get away with that kind of thing.
Good point. Now who do I contact? Hmmm….
I would take this to the highest authorities in the land. Who knows how many other people’s stories have been turned into Syfy movies without their knowledge?
Class action lawsuit on the horizon – how much press you think we’ll get??? And then there will be a movie about that…
We’ll make a fortune. And I agree that there should be a movie about us taking on the Syfy channel – but it should be one of those overly dramatic Lifestyle movies. We’ll never have to work another day in our lives!
Genius. You know, I think together we could probably conquer the world – we are brilliant!
The word ‘hero’ gets thrown around loosely these days, but I like to think of us as champions for the little guy – little guys who have had terrible paranormal events happen to them, only for it to be taken advantage of by big movie corporations.
*wipes a tear from the corner of her eye* Preach!
Don’t know how you sat through this long enough to do a full review, lol 🙂
I actually really enjoyed this movie. It was bad enough to be some good cheesy fun, but not so bad that I wanted to throw things at the TV.
Oh, I got ya’