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Ghost Squad (DVD): Review

The Film

Ghost Squad, a feel good story of right triumphing over wrong, and having the underdogs come out on top. A lesson in being one’s true self, wrapped up in a fun story for younger viewers.

Three friends accept a challenge by the town bullies to stay an entire night in a creepy house, on Halloween. The house however is said to be haunted.

Aimed at the younger viewers, Ghost Squad is devoid of any horror or scary scenes. There is a clear lesson to be learnt, as the friend brave the house, and dig deep to build up enough courage to see the challenge through to the end.

The story is easy to follow, without any major plot twists, so it will be easy for the younger viewer to follow. There is an aspect of humour to the story too, which would help offset any of the more tense moments.

The scares, while having an impact on the characters, should not have any impact on most of the younger viewers (the film does carry a PG rating for horror).

The acting is slightly reminiscent of an afternoon tween show on the television, and it is doubtful that it will hold the attention of any older audience, but is sure to keep the younger ones entertained for an afternoon.

Ghost Squad is a fun film for the younger viewers.

Disc And Bonus Features

The disc is encoded at a decent average bitrate, allowing for it to be scaled in hardware or software to a larger screen, or a higher resolution, should the viewer desire.

Sound is presented in a 5.1 mix, that while doesn’t make extensive use of the surround channels, it does add to the on-screen action at times.

There are unfortunately no bonus features on the disc.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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