Following its world premiere at the London Film Festival, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Dyman’s Ghost Stories – an adaptation of their Olivier Award-nominated stage production – is about to release the first footage to the public.
A trio of teasers has been rated today by the BBFC to play in UK cinemas. Due to their unusual nature, it’s unknown if they will make their way online; but rest assured that those who didn’t see the film at LFF will get a peek at the film very soon.
Professor Phillip Goodman, psychologist and arch-sceptic, has his rationality tested to the hilt when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying “hauntings.” Shaken by what he reads, Goodman embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for these ghostly stories. As Goodman investigates, he meets three tormented people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last. Night-watchman Tony Matthews had a horrifying encounter in an empty warehouse and it has haunted him for years. Teenager Simon Rifkind took a late-night drive that has rendered him unable to sleep. Mike Priddle, a brash banker, has had his worldview shaken to the core by unquiet spirits that apparently inhabit his otherwise perfect existence. As Goodman digs into their stories, his carefully maintained and rational world starts to dissolve around him. Is it a trick of the mind or are darker forces at work? Gradually Goodman is drawn towards the unearthing of a long-buried secret that will pull his life, and everything he thought he knew, apart.
Starring Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther and Martin Freeman, Ghost Stories will be released in the UK and U.S. in 2018.