The Ghoul review a pleasingly perplexing enigma

    An occult plot is found in Gareth Tunleys fantastic small launching as author and director. Or is all of it in the heros mind?

    F# SEEEE irst time writer/director Gareth Tunley marshals the meagre resources of this micro-budget mental thriller and produces a nicely difficult enigma of a motion picture. Tom Meeten stars, deal with desolately engraved, eyes darting, as Chris, a male whose treatment sessions uncover an occult plot that might or might not be all in his disorderly mind.

    Since practically every character here is an undependable witness or seen through the eyes of one, this is a story that intentionally unbalances the audience and agitates, with a looping structure that is rather similar to Omer Fasts Remainder.

    Tunley attains this remarkably through numerous standout scenes Paul Kaye provides an electrifying monologue about a drug offer spoiled that shocks the tense energy up a notch. And Chriss sessions with his brand-new therapist, Morland (Geoffrey McGivern) are an off-kilter pleasure. All this unfolds to a rating that prickles with stress and anxiety and seems like it was used acupuncture needles and trepanning drills.

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