Supernatural horror in Gothika

On a dark and stormy night, Berry drives along a lonely road and sees a ghost. She crashes and when she comes to finds herself arrested and imprisoned for murder.

Gothika

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Cast: Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jnr, Penelope Cruz, Charles S. Dutton

Cert: 15.

On a dark and stormy night, Berry drives along a lonely road and sees a ghost. She crashes and when she comes to finds herself arrested and imprisoned for murder.

Thereafter it becomes such a mess of a film that words like meaningless, confused, uninteresting and dire spring readily to mind.

The lack of a decently-written screenplay is replaced by some passable visuals and atmosphere and Berry does her best to lift the film from the gutter. But this tale of supernatural horror is merely horrible.

Star Rating: 1/5

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