Monday, November 14, 2022

Film Review: School Spirits (2017) by Devin J. Meaney

School Spirits
Directed by Allison Eckert
Written by Christopher Babers, Terrance Hines, Caitlin Kleppinger and Christina Kleppinger
Starring Tiffany Alvord, Teala Dunn, Piper Curda, Christian Delgrosso and Audrey Whitby
Released October 6, 2017, June 2, 2020 (online)
MORE Productions
“A girl relocates to a small town only to find it inhabited by ghosts. A struggle against a bad spirit ensues to keep the town's children safe.”- pulled from Google.
I normally watch a lot of horror and fantasy but I needed a break from my usual pursuits. I hit up Tubi and eventually stumbled upon “School Spirits”…a 2017 teenage flick about…well yeah…ghosts! Unlike most of the films I view this one was entirely family-friendly. I mean…sometimes you need to catch up on some of the lighter stuff I guess? Anyway…I don’t think the budget for this was insanely high but it was far from the bottom of the barrel. Each actor/actress played their parts well and there was a lot of humor here. Overall my favorite character was a teen boy with cystic fibrosis named Link (or maybe Lynk? I’m not sure). Literally every single scene with him in it made me laugh. No joke!
One of the things that really struck me about this was that two of the lead actresses reminded me of my daughter, each for different reasons. Maybe all teen girls have certain things in common but I found it amusing that there were many scenes that made me think of her.
The only main negative comment I have to make is that some of the “plot” involving the “bad spirit” kind of got lost on me. I mean…there could have been a bit more of an explanation. With that being said I would entirely recommend this as a movie to watch as a family unit and young viewers would be able to enjoy this without much of a scare.
Anyway...Watch this film! It was pretty darn good! -Devin J. Meaney

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