Ghosts & Horror

Sometimes called phantoms, poltergeists, haunts, apparitions, and specters, ghosts are the souls or spirits of dead people or animals. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring ghosts ever released. How many have you seen?

Unlucky Charms

Five competing models and a group of judges are stalked and killed by mystical creatures.

 

United States
2013
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Object: 
Jewel
Mirror
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Hypnotist
Medium
Wizards: 
Conjurer
Necromancer
3.04
You're out of luck...
7.04
3.04
5.04
5.04
1
3
2
Effects
Plot
Ambiance
Darling, über bitch, cunt, slut, loser; this is how the models in Unlucky Charms address each other. They’re the top five in a beauty competition organized by who knows who. Four mythical beings who look exactly what you’d expect from Full Moon Features eventually crash the party after spying on the gang for a while. They’re framed separately, in the dark; we’re not sure where.
This film should come with a manual. It’s incredibly simplistic, yet it requires your full attention. Some questions are left unanswered for way too long. If this is a competition, where is the public? Is this a reality show? If so, where’s the crew? Where are the cameras? Fear not; a cyclops, a banshee, a hobgoblin and a leprechaun will eventually make you forget all your questions.
The girls are sexy but pretty raunchy for a bunch of models. Prepare for a lot of supernatural sex. If it wasn’t supernatural, it’d be rape! Curiously, several scenes are taken right out of Leprechaun 3. Some scenes involve the monsters dialoguing and it kills the mystery. Full Moon antagonists have been known to have a human side, and it’s almost always been a terrible idea.
Alternate Titles: 
Miscreations
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