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Horror - Ghosts

Armed Response (2017)

Duration1h 33m
RatingsUK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18 
Source of storyAn original screenplay
DirectorJohn Stockwell
Writers/ScriptMatt Savelioni
StarringWesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, Seth Rollins, 
RatingsIMDb: 3.7/10 by 2549 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 12 reviewers. Review2view: 1/10

Elevator Pitch: Gabriel is a computer expert, living a more or less isolated life after the accentual death of his young daughter. He is roused by the arrival at his house of an RV used by armed specialists as a command vehicles. They pick him up and collectively they go to an empty prison facility which has apparently been attacked but by who and why? The group search the facility and gradually find the bodies of the those who had been guarding it, who were part of the group. Thereafter Gabriel attempts to gain computer control of it, and the men are gradually picked off, under spooky circumstances.

Content: No sex or nudity, and one bottle of booze featured in the mess room occupied by the guards of the facility. One the men, and one woman, arrive at the empty prison they spend a deal of time searching every room and cell in the place in semi-darkness shouting “clear” a lot. Gruesome bodies are discovered. Shadowy figures are seen watching them. People shoot at each other and at unknown targets.

A View: As the first act of this movie progressed and nothing happened other than people throwing doors open and shouting I thought surely it can’t go on like this. And, what happened to an action every seven minutes? Then I wondered why the guys were fighting amongst themselves. Then I ceased to case. By my old standards this would be a “Don’t See”. Now that I am giving films scores, I gave this 1/10 because I liked the facility.This is a ghost story of no value. Here are three others reviewed on this site which might be worth your time. Event Horizon, The Babadook, The Shining .

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