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Ghost Town (2009): Desert It Now.

Ghost Town (Todor Chapkanov, 2009)

[note: review originally published 3Nov2009]

photo credit: allcinema.net

Part of the reason it’s taken me so long to post this is because I had to go to the East to find a poster…

Billy Drago is one of those actors whose presence in a movie ensures I’ll watch it. This can lead to some unfortunate movie choices, most recently Ghost Town, a silly haunted-town flick containing nothing you haven’t seen before. Including Billy Drago as a gunslinger. (Think Imprint here.)

 

photo credit: jinni.com

I suspect this was the producers’ reaction when they saw the finished product.

Plot: five gunslingers, led by Reb Halland (Drago), have made a pact with the devil to gain immortality. They destroy a small town in the old west, then commit suicide. Many years later, a combined college group of hockey players and debate-team members gets lost and ends up in the town, where the ghosts decide to get in some target practice.

photo credit: Dread Central

Syfy. Imagine bad make-up jobs.

 

No, nothing out of the ordinary, and with nothing at all to distinguish it. Most of the acting is awful, the script is silly, the direction wooden. Even getting your Billy Drago fix on isn’t worth this mess. *

NO TRAILER FOR YOU!

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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