Director: Gareth Tunley
Running Time: 85′
A fatal shooting. A dead couple. The strange facts of a case that can’t be logically explained. The Ghoul, a gumshoe murder mystery that increasingly ventures into the weird and subterranean, is a thrillingly left-field piece of British pulp filmmaking. Heralding writer-director Gareth Tunley as a key part of what is fast becoming a fully-fledged new wave of British filmmaking – one also including Alice Lowe and Ben Wheatley, who star and exec-produce here – The Ghoul sees police detective Chris (Tom Meeten) go undercover as a psychiatrist’s patient in a bid to solve this murder mystery. Rapidly unravelling, he may be getting closer to the truth. That’s when things begin to get decidedly weird, in this brilliant, Lynchian British thriller.
Preceeded by a case study based panel discussing the challenges in both making and selling a British first feature.