Ghost Chase

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

With its silly script, lame acting, naff special effects, and laughable model work, this unfunny supernatural comedy looks like the sort of film its leading characters - a pair of teenage home movie-makers (Lively and McDaniel) - might have made themselves. Lively is hoping his grandfather's bequest will save their latest production and lure back his much put-upon leading lady, Whitlow. His inheritance, however, turns out to be a suitcase of junk, including an old clock. But piranha-loving studio boss Gleason is very interested in the suitcase, and hires a bumbling Kraut stereotype (Lansink) to steal it. The clock's chimes at midnight fail to turn McDaniel into Orson Welles, but they do help him to dream up some ideas for a new movie. Wisps of fog then bring to life an animatronic model of grandfather's old butler, and a predictable tale of stolen inheritance unfolds. The most inventive thing here is footage from Night of the Living Dead shown on a projector without the spools going round.


Release details

89 mins

Cast and crew

Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich, Thomas Kubisch
Jason Lively
Jill Whitlow
Tim McDaniel
Paul Gleason
Chuck Mitchell
Leonard Lansink
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