Thursday, February 12

Ghost Town (1988)

Directed by Richard Governor
85 Minutes / Image Entertainment / Cropped from 1.85:1 to full screen

Upon searching for a missing woman, a Texan deputy (Franc Luz) runs afoul of a mysterious mounted gunman and finds himself stranded on foot in the desolate plains. He wanders into a dusty ghost town and begins having hallucinations of various townsfolk. Soon the entire area becomes inhabited once more by the once dead--both the good and the bad. The deputy's presence angers the town's fleshly resurrected most wanted criminal and his gang. But much to the confusion of the deputy, his guns have no affect, and he now must find another way to rid the people of this menace and save his own life.

This is one of the better Empire Pictures' releases I've seen. It's not particularly great, but keeps the focus concentrated and pulls off the things it sets forth successfully. Everyone pulls their weight and there's a few decent make-up effects. It's tough to really delve into a critique of a film like this. It's all quite middle-of-the-road, but worth seeing at least once.

Film: 6/10
VHS Picture: 7/10
VHS Sound: 7/10

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