Thursday 5th February

Thir13een Ghosts

Director: Steve Beck
Year: 2001
Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, Shannon Elizabeth

I really need to learn not to fall asleep when watching movies cuddled up on the sofa under a blanket late at night... I made a good effort to stay awake for the entirety of this movie, only to fall asleep 15 minutes before the end and miss pretty much the entire explanation of what had gone on. Luckily, Dan was watching it too so I got an explanation - and it seems that the final 15 minutes mostly ruined what had been an, if not good, acceptable movie up to that point.

The film is about a family that get offered a house by a long-lost dead uncle, and what happens to them the night they go to the house. The title should be a good enough clue for you to guess that there are ghosts in the house - and that this isn't a romantic comedy.

The plot (or the part of it I saw) isn't too bad; it's watchable and had it had a decent ending it might even have made an OK film. Sadly, that wasn't to be and the ending ruins a lot of what went before.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.