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Historical horror film “GHOSTS OF WAR” opens soon; trailer and poster

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The violence of the battlefield gives way to occult terrors in GHOSTS OF WAR, which begins its release later this month.

Vertical Entertainment debuts GHOSTS OF WAR on DirecTV June 18, followed by virtual cinema screenings and VOD/digital play July 17. Written and directed by Eric Bress (THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT), the film stars Brenton Thwaites (OCULUS), Alan Ritchson, Skylar Astin, Theo Rossi, Kyle Gallner (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE CLEANSE), Billy Zane (TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT) and Shaun Toub. The synopsis: “Five battle-hardened American soldiers are assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.