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Something ghastly haunts Golgotha Cemetery – an entity of unspeakable evil…and insatiable hunger. It is the summer of 1984, a time that should be full of lazy, carefree days for 12-year-old Timmy (Modern Family’s Nolan Gould) and his two best friends, Doug and Barry. But when a teenaged couple goes missing among the gravestones of the local cemetery, the bloodcurdling legend of a horrific ghoul begins to seem more like reality than myth. As the body count rises, Timmy and his friends are forced to confront their worst fears when they unearth long-buried secrets and unleash not only their personal demons…but also the one lurking underground! Based on the novel by Brian Keene comes GHOUL, a tale of terror about the convergence of monstrous inhumanity and a ravenous, inhuman monster.

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  • Actors: Nolan Gould, Andrea Frankle, Mattie Liptak, Glen Warner, Zach Rand
  • Directors: Gregory M. Wilson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: January 8, 2013
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009L63QHI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,349 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By 1D8 on January 24, 2013
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I've been looking forward to this movie for a good while now. The book was a favorite of mine, I felt it perfectly combined horror and elements from the movies The Sandlot and Monster Squad. Unfortunately, the movie simply begins to ignore its source material and even ignores its own scenes. The acting is a bit rough around the edges but I can live with that.

This movie simply lost the magic from the book. Even without comparing it to the book there's so many things wrong with the movie it's just a huge let down. As I said before, the main monster, the main plot point, the TITLE CHARACTER is nowhere to be found. It's hinted upon and even shown briefly but in the end, it simply does not exist the and the writer/director must have forgotten all about it. That right there is the ultimate slap in the face for someone watching the movie.

It's like being promised a cookie to sit through some boring meeting. You see the cookie plate sitting there but once the meeting concludes the cookies are gone, only to be replaced with rice cakes.
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As I read the synopsis for "Ghoul," my expectations for a great film that would make me feel nostalgic about my childhood love for monster and action movies began to build up. High expectations aren't always a good thing when going into a film. Unfortunately, that was the case here. I wanted to like it, but something got lost along the way.

Timmy, Doug, and Barry are the best of friends. As if life for three 12-year old boys at the edge of puberty isn't hard enough, things get very tough when they are forced by circumstances to confront the urban legend of a creature which lives underneath their local cemetery. Are there supernatural forces at work or are the disappearances of several local teenagers tied to someone in the town with unknown motives?

I have to hand it to director Gregory M. Wilson and writer William M. Miller. This was made as a low-budget TV-movie for Chiller TV. As far as that goes, it looks great. The creature makeup is genuinely creepy and the sets look good.

They never quite convinced me that I was watching something happening in 1984. The lack of a soundtrack effectively reflecting the era and misplaced pop-culture references were definite hindrances in the process. It didn't help when characters exclaimed, "Eat my shorts" and "Don't have a cow!" These two catchphrases were coined by Bart Simpson in "The Simpsons," which didn't even gain real popularity until late 1989.

"Ghoul" boasts at least two veteran actors which are familiar to children of the 1980s. Barry Corbin portrays Timmy's grandfather. He was a supporting actor in several movies and TV shows from the decade like "WarGames," "Dallas," and "Critters 2." I'm sure tons of boys who were teenagers at the time will identify with my crush on Catherine Mary Stewart.
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The story-line and writing in regards to the kids is fantastic. However, the writing for the adult characters, not to mention the appearance of the creature itself, leaves something to be desired. The deviation from Brian Keene's stellar ending from the novel is appalling. All in all, the movie is worth seeing, but if you've read the book, well, the movie doesn't compare.
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I won't say it sucked but, IT SUCKED! The DVD cover is scarier! These boys had issues that were a bit too deep to have me focus on a creepy creature terrorizing the town. In the first place the acting could have been better. Second, the plot about the ghoul was disjointed. Last, the attempt to wind a young male bonding theme around a horror theme was done only once with Stand By Me (King). This should have been either about how these boys helped each other get thru their personal nightmares OR about some kids out to catch a real ghoul. The ending was a let down and predictable but kinda like the end of a Scooby Doo mystery ("if it weren't for those meddling kids!"). Plus I was hoping a better message would have been sent about how the abuse issues could be handled. If I were a kid in similar situation I'd be left not knowing what I might be empowered to do. This has its place on the Sci Fi Channel.
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By Carl Manes on January 31, 2013
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A small town's secrets have been kept buried beneath Golgotha Cemetery, but three young boys mistakingly unleash it when digging a nearby fort in the coming-of-age Horror film, GHOUL. Adapted from the novel by Brian Keene, GHOUL focuses far more heavily on the inner struggles of its three male protagonists than the subterranean terror lurking beneath the cemetery. In many ways, the ghoul is more of a physical manifestation of the horrors experienced at home than anything else, and in defeating it, the boys learn to free themselves from their inner demons as they progress in to manhood. Unfortunately, the stronger story elements are overshadowed by a lackluster production. Let alone the continuing struggle with pacing, GHOUL is incredibly uneven, pairing the light mood of a childhood drama with the gory trappings of an adult monster movie. GHOUL becomes less accessible to younger audiences due to its darker themes as well, with child abuse and molestation being the true "monsters" of the picture. There is no discernible hero to be found either, and none of the performances stand out enough to elicit an emotional attachment to the characters. Try as it may, GHOUL is unable to dig up any interest in audiences young or old.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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