August 8, 2011
Showing in local theaters only now, this 2009 film has been re-titled as "Revenge of the College Ghost." From that cheesy awkward title and the awful poster of zombie-like ghosts, you knew instantly this was definitely going to be a B-horror flick. And surely enough, you get exactly what you imagined.
Let's pick on the new title. First, there is "Revenge". A mistreated girl Angela seeks revenge on the kids who were cruel to her. Of course, these kids die one by one in all sorts of violent gory ways. Then there is "College." This is a teen horror flick. But the kids here were high school graduates, just about to go to college. And then there's "Ghost." Angela's ghost was awakened during a juvenile spirit-summoning game the teens played in a cemetery, and she wastes no time to exact her revenge.
The only aspect I liked in the story is how after each character was killed, he or she was somehow erased from everyone else's memory (except for the lead character Sandy, who used to be Angela's best friend). This of course made poor Sandy look like a raving lunatic to the people around her. Aside from that though, everything else was run of the mill teen horror, from the sexy girls to the gory deaths. The actors were all unknown, generic and acted in a campy manner. The ghosts were portrayed in the style of Sadako in "The Ring" with jerky movements, only here they acted like they were in the "Thriller" video. Maybe good for a temporary shallow thrill. Do not expect too much.