GHOST STORIES

By Jeremy DYSON, Andy NYMAN

MOTELX - as FEST

Thriller - Completed 2016

Professor Phillip Goodman has his rationality tested when he investigates three paranormal episodes, each more terrifying than the last. Goodman’s carefully maintained rational world starts to dissolve around him – a trick of the mind or are darker forces at work?

Festivals
& Awards

Busan IFF 2017
Midnight Passion
BFI London FF 2017
Berlin European Film Market (EFM) 2018
MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jeremy DYSON, Andy NYMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Jeremy DYSON, Andy NYMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Claire JONES (Warp Films), Robin GUTCH (Warp Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman), psychologist and arch-sceptic, has his rationality tested to the hilt when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying ‘hauntings’. Shaken by what he reads, Goodman embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for these ghostly stories.

      As Goodman investigates, he meets three tormented people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last. Night-watchman Tony Matthews (Paul Whitehouse) had a horrifying encounter in an empty warehouse and it has haunted him for years. Teenager Simon Rifkind (Alex Lawther) took a late night drive that has rendered him unable to sleep. Mike Priddle (Martin Freeman), a brash banker, has had his worldview shaken to the core by unquiet spirits that apparently inhabit his otherwise perfect existence.

      As Goodman digs into their stories, his carefully maintained and rational world starts to dissolve around him. Is it a trick of the mind or are darker forces at work? Gradually Goodman is drawn towards the unearthing of a long-buried secret that will pull his life, and everything he thought he knew, apart.
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