‘Ghosts of War’: a refreshing take on horror

The opening of this post is similar to yesterday’s in terms of repetition when it comes to me making mention of things I enjoy and am passionate about. Yesterday’s post discussed my love for the television series Vikings, and today’s is, once again, discussing my opinion of a horror movie I recently watched.

Blaine and I watched ‘Ghosts of War’ via Netflix a few nights ago. I’m not exactly sure why, but for some reason, I thought this was an older movie, so you can imagine my surprise when I read via the movie’s Wikipedia page that it was, in fact, just released in 2020. This film “… is a 2020 supernatural horror film written and directed by Eric Bress. The film stars Brenton ThwaitesTheo RossiSkylar AstinKyle Gallner, and Alan Ritchson … Nazi-occupied France, 1944. A company of five American GIs – Lieutenant and leader Chris, sniper Tappert, medic and radio operator Eugene, Butchie and Kirk – are assigned to guard a countryside chateau that prior to its liberation had served as a command post for the Wehrmacht. En route they ambush a German jeep, killing its occupants, before encountering a group of Jewish refugees from a concentration camp. They arrive at their destination and relieve the anxious comrades they find at their post. Strange occurrences unsettle the company – unexplained noises and apparitions permeate the building.”

Spoiler alert: the chateau is haunted as fuck, and the Americans sent to guard it soon discover there is more to this place than meets the eye.

This movie offers one hell of a plot twist ending, but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone hoping to watch it, which I recommend you do. This film is a lovely balance between horror and history/war, a combination I hadn’t seen before, and the execution is phenomenal.  

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