Parents' Guide to

Ghost Lab

By John Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Overlong horror tale has suicide, violence, cursing.

Movie NR 2021 117 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There's a lot to like about this Thai horror film, but unfortunately, a few things bring it down. For one, Ghost Lab is simply too long at 2 hours. Many scenes that happen between the horror and action moments feel drawn out and melodramatic. The movie also bounces back and forth between melodrama, horror, comedy, and romance genres, but this could be a factor of cultural differences.

Nevertheless, the sheer absurdity and stupidity of the two supposed doctors greatly detracts from the believability of their actions and decisions. These moments happen numerous times before the film decides that it has adequately explained how these doctors and "men of science" are now without a doubt into the whole ghost thing. It also might be dangerous to suggest that ghosts' appearances and "power" increase as people they care about are in danger; then again, ghosts aren't real. But the acting is surprisingly good, the thrills are occasionally surprising and fun, and the places the main characters end up are quite far away from where they began. If you do believe in ghosts, this film might be even more of a frightfully good (if silly) time.

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