Ghost Light (2018)

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Ghost Light: Directed by John Stimpson. With Roger Bart, Tom Riley, Shannyn Sossamon, Danielle Campbell. A dark comedy about a disgruntled summer-stock actor who contemptuously disregards the superstition surrounding Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth. By doing so he unleashes the curse of The Scottish Play and wreaks havoc on the company.

“I saw this while I was deathly ill over Christmas 2019. Realizing my wife would *love* it I recorded it from an earl-hours re-screening and we watched together two night later. And again the next night. Four days later I gave her the DVD I had ordered on the second viewing, so we watched it again.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA delightfully acted, internally consistent and wonderfully entertaining little black comedy ghost story. Iu0026#39;ve never been so glad to have had pneumonia and been able to catch this gem.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eEveryone turns in a great performance. We roared with laughter over Cary Elwes portrayal of the rich but under-talented Alex Pankhurst performing the u0026quot;is this a daggeru0026quot; scene, and Tom Riley and Shannyn Sossanon are perfect in every way. Steve Tomu0026#39;s Elliot Wadsworth chews the scenery with gusto and Carol Kaneu0026#39;s Madeline Styne is magical.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut for me, I think the best parts are the reactions of Roger Bartu0026#39;s Henry Asquith and Scott Adsitu0026#39;s Archie MacIntosh to the actorsu0026#39; shenanigans on-stage and off. It took me back to my brief stint as stage crew for a local am-dram group.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy wife and I have been talking about this film ever since, and have been recommending it to anyone too slow to get out of theater.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI can think of only one thing I would have changed, but my wife thinks Iu0026#39;m being stupid and sheu0026#39;s usually right so Iu0026#39;ll shut up.”


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