Ghost stories have been told as long as human beings have stalked the earth. They serve as a way to comprehend and dress in language what is hidden behind the fragile veil of our perceived view of reality. Whether the subjects of these stories exist or not can never be confirmed by the masses, but individuals have very concrete opinions as believers or skeptics.
Co-writers and directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson know how to scare an audience and tell a ghost story. After years of honing their craft on stage when their play Ghost Stories first debuted in 2010 in London’s Duke of York’s Theatre and ran for a record breaking 26 months (and later the Arts Theatre and international productions in Toronto, Shanghai, Lima, Sydney, and Moscow), Nyman and Dyson decided to adapt their “Grand Guignol” style play for the big screen. Horror fans should be thankful that they did, as the film version of Ghost Stories captures everything discerning film goers look for in a horror film.