College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle “Dixie” Canning, pool their cash to buy a “ghost” in an online auction. The three think it’s all a goof, but once they open up the antique box to examine their “treasure,” they unleash the vengeful spirit of an Irish servant girl who has been wreaking havoc on her owners throughout the generations.
Director: Carlos Ramos Jr.
Writers: Mark Onspaugh (story), Mark Onspaugh
Stars: Masiela Lusha, Stephen Colletti, Dean Cain and Jonathan ‘Lil J’ McDaniel
Budget: $1,050,000 (estimated)
First-time director Carlos Ramos Jr. takes a foray into the classic ghost story and tells a tale of the ghost of Katie Malone, who is banished into a box. Instead of going into this long, detailed synopsis of the film, I just want to touch on a few things on this film.
First, and most importantly, Masiela Lusha is absolutely gorgeous and worth price of admission all by herself. It took me forever to realize who she was, but them it dawned on me and I felt a little ashamed. She was the young girl from the George Lopez television series. She played Lopez’ daughter on the show and I always said that she would grow up to be a knockout, and oh was I right. She is now of legal age to ogle over. She is stunning to say the least.
Secondly, the film is nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be. It had every sign of being painful to watch, but it was bearable. The main thing holding this film back was the horrendous dialogue and the blatant stupidity of the characters. If you can get past those two things, you will get into this film.
The premise of the film is not entirely bad, but it was kind of dumb that the box had to be “sold” in order to be passed to the next unlucky victim. In order to avoid spoilers, I will go no further with that point.
Overall, the film is not highly intelligent, but is a decent little yarn that is well worth checking out, especially since it is streaming on Netflix. On a side note, the film makes a point of advertising Dean Cain as one of the main characters, but he is barely in the film, so if you are a Dean Cain fan, do not expect much of him here.