There were many reasons why Ghost Wars intrigued me. First, the premise: Ghosts in a small town that manifest as your biggest fear. Second, the cast: I’m a huge fan of Vincent D’Onofrio and who doesn’t love Meat Loaf? Both of those were enough to draw me, but my main interest was because of how much the cast and crew were excited about the project. The cast and crew that I talked to are fully behind this show! (Watch that here)
The show started right away, not really explaining much about what the town was and I appreciate that. I don’t want all this introduction and lolly-gagging, get right into it. I know some people might find it confusing, but when you slow the pace down to get all of that exposition in you lose me. Our hero, or zero?, Roman is introduced immediately as the town outcast. The vibes that most of the town throw him make you feel bad for him. He always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; it’s really frustrating. Meat Loaf’s character, Doug, really gives Roman Hell. I really want to see how much their relationship is going to change now that the whole town’s eyes are open.
The special effects were pretty impressive. The ghosts were creepy; I like that they manifested like an old school television set with the static. I also liked when Maggie tried to put her hand on Roman’s back and it went right through. Pilot episodes are always so hit or miss. There have been some that are just so terrible I never gave the show a second chance and some that were just incredible. Thankfully, Ghost Wars is the latter. I was skeptical of the show because of the preview, but this had me pleasantly surprised! Sold!
That ending had me wanting more. What does it all mean? Is the whole town just an illusion?! This show packs punches. The horror vibes were wonderful and they had some gruesome things go down. I really dig the cast; even the new actors are doing a great job keeping me interested in their characters. I’m curious to see where it progresses from this point forward. It is refreshing to find a horror show that does the cerebral horror as well as the visual horror. I feel like Ghost Wars offers a look into great writing, good effects, and a great cast can do for a show. I give this show a definite “GO”.
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