If you haven’t heard of the Ghost Wars series, you may wanna give it a look on Netflix. The opening episodes are tightly plotted and scripted and there are some nice ideas that verge on the original. Plus, Meatloaf has a decent role in the show!
The scenario. A young misfit (whose mum was a medium and spoke to ghosts when she was alive) decides to leave town to escape the bullies he’s suffered all his life. Yet a number of ‘accidents’ mean he can’t get away. He begins to suspect he’s supernaturally trapped in the town… and so is everyone else. The hauntings in the town progressively become worse and then the ghosts start killing everyone!
It seems Death’s Door has been opened – but how and by whom? More importantly, how the hell do the townsfolk get it closed again? Are they being punished for their earthly sins? Do they need to confess and make amends somehow to put an end to their problems? The local priest is clueless, which doesn’t help.
The main scenario is strong and carries us through the first half of the series effortlessly. The show loses its way a little in the second half, continuity suffers and they should have probably cut a few episodes. But all in all, there are enough reveals and twists to keep things entertaining enough. Certainly one to consider on a rainy afternoon. It scores 7.5 out 10 from me, although some episodes are better than that.