It’s a ghost story. But not that kind of ghost story.
Going into movies with the wrong set of expectations has unfortunately resulted in many horror fans being disappointed by a handful of recent gems, which is always a bummer to see. Granted, one shouldn’t go into any given movie with any set of expectations that it must meet, but at the same time we understand where some of you guys are coming from.
And that’s why we wanted to let you know that A24’s A Ghost Story, released into theaters TODAY, is very much not a horror movie. Our own Nathan Steinmetz wrote a glowing review for us recently, noting that A Ghost Story is “neither your average ghost story nor your average film,” and A24 just tweeted out a similar sentiment – while also taking a shot at the “post-horror” silliness you’ve probably heard about…
PSA: #AGhostStory is not a horror movie. It’s not a ‘post-horror’ movie. It’s a cosmic love story about TIME and the enormity our existence.
— A24 (@A24) July 6, 2017
So there you have it. Don’t go in expecting a horror movie. And enjoy.
“Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.”
Oscar-nominee Casey Affleck (ParaNorman, The Killer Inside Me) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, A Nightmare on Elm Street) star.