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Ghost Canyon

'The Forbidden Girl'
(Peter Gadiot, Jeanette Hain, Jytte-Merle Böhrnse, et al / DVD / NR / 2014 / Inception Media Group)

Overview: The son of a fundamentalist pastor becomes addicted to an irresistible witch. If he gives in to his temptation, he will be doomed to eternal life on the dark side.

DVD Verdict: I have to fully admit that I really enjoyed this film. Unexpectedly? Sure, why not. For those wanting a straight horror/mystery film with a final scene that wraps up all the loose story lines then you need to go elsewhere to one of the more predictable Hollywood horror films of the moment.

This film is far more reminiscent of the Italian and English horror films of the 1960's and 70's, more about the atmosphere and the visuals than following a coherent story line. The cinematography is glorious and the locations and the sets look stunning. Others have complained about the 'blue' night scenes being amateurish, I think this was the intention of the director, to make it look more stylised than a regular night shot, think Dario Argento's 'Deep Red'.

The acting is fine from unknown actors; Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen is captivating as the Forbidden Girl whilst Klaus Tange plays a wonderful 1960's style baddie with blond Nazi hair. So if you love the atmospheric horror films of the 60's and 70's then you'll love this, go on, give it a try. You will NOT be disappointed! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.