55% Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Screenplay H.P. Mendoza
Country United States
Director H.P. Mendoza
Music director H.P. Mendoza
|Release date March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09) (SFIAAF)
October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29) (United States)|
Writer H.P. Mendoza (story), H.P. Mendoza
Initial release October 29, 2013 (San Francisco)
Cast Jeannie Barroga (Sylvia), Anna Ishida (Emily), Rick Burkhardt (Demon), Jeffrey Cunningham, Maia Mendoza, Rachel Wong
Similar movies Dark House (2009), 13 Ghosts (1960), The Skeptic (2009), The Innkeepers (2011), Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
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I Am a Ghost, is a 2012 American horror film directed by H.P. Mendoza. It debuted at the 2012 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
I am a ghost trailer
During an indeterminable time period, Emily (Anna Ishida), a troubled ghost who died, haunts her own Victorian house every day, wondering why she can't leave. With the help of Sylvia, (Jeannie Barroga), a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a 'patient/therapist' relationship, uncovering disturbing mysteries about her past that may help her move on to 'the next place'.
The film cost roughly $10,000 with a substantial amount of it raised on Kickstarter, $7500 of which was for actual production.
In the year end wrap up, SF Weekly said of I Am a Ghost, "Real horror...if every first effort in a genre is this good, we encourage his restlessness." while Tim Sika of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle called it "Brilliant. Like Kubrick, Bergman, Hitchcock and Fincher combined."
In a more mixed review, while Dennis Harvey of Variety called it "Haunting. Cleverly conceived [and] artfully crafted" he makes note that the film is "a bit of a slog at times getting to the point at which the suspense kicks up a few notches."
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I Am a Ghost is available in Digital HD via Gravitas Ventures on March 1, 2014. DVD releases on March 19, 2014.
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