- Aug 11
- THE GHOULS: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 11/08/12 at 05:34 PM
Director: Chad Ferrin. Review: Adam Wing.
In order to finance Unspeakable, independent filmmaker Chad Ferrin was forced to sell his house, and he didn’t make a dime from it. Three years later he was at it again, but this time – in order to make low budget horror The Ghouls – he waved goodbye to his 68 ½ Mustang. Ferrin was a little more successful this time out, and the finished article has arrived on a features packed DVD courtesy of Cine Du Monde.
Unspeakable was Chad Ferrin’s writing and feature-directing debut, and he introduced himself to the world in the loudest way possible. Cheap and cheerless, blunt and brutal, Unspeakable isn’t a good film in the traditional sense of the word, but its raw and uncompromising filmmaking that fans of low budget horror will revel in. Six years after Unspeakable Chad made Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! Both films are now available in the UK, but of all of his films to surface on DVD, it’s The Ghouls that should keep him in filtered cigarettes for years to come.
Costing $15000 to make, The Ghouls tells the story of a freelance TV cameraman. If you’ve seen any of Chad Ferrin’s other work, you’ll have guessed that Timothy Muskatell plays the part of Eric Hayes, having starred in both Unspeakable and Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! It’s another despicable character for Muskatell to sink his teeth into, even if he’s not quite as wicked as some of the scumbags he’s played in the past. Eric smokes too much, his girlfriend has left him, and he makes ends meet by feeding off the misery of others. Eric is a parasite that makes money by filming tragedy, violence and suffering, before selling it on to the highest bidder...Continue reading review.
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