We have all experienced things that go bump in the night, when the hair raises on the back of your neck or you see spooky shadows that are gone almost instantly. The supernatural is one field of fascination that everyone has at least some experience in. The past decade has brought with it a multitude of supernatural films, offering up everything from ghosts to demons and everything in between, all of the cryptic yet interesting obsessions we have with experiencing what is not seen. Recently, I came across as interesting gem called American Poltergeist: The Curse of Lilith Ratchet. What did I think? Read on to find out!
Directed by Eddie Lengyel (Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride 2018 – read our review here), American Poltergeist: The Curse of Lilith Ratchet is one of those supernatural films that I just couldn’t help but love. With a great cast including Roger Conners (read our interview with him here) and Katelynn E. Newbury (read our interview with her here) of the movie Descending, this film is sure to tickle your supernatural funny bone that I hope every fan of ghosts and goblins gets to view. This flick is truly enjoyable and amusing, and Lilith Ratchet is unequivocally one of my favorite ghostly/poltergeist characters of all time.
American Poltergeist: The Curse of Lilith Ratchet official synopsis:
Alice (Newberry) and her best friend, Lauren (Fighting the Sky’s Brianna Burke), inadvertently set a hellish curse in motion after surprisingly acquiring a mysterious shrunken head. Wanting to know more about their fiendish find, they pay a visit to a popular paranormal podcast host Hunter Perry (Rob Jaeger: The Z Triangle) of “Beyond the Veil.” Hunter discovers the true authenticity of the ages-old object, and in hopes of creating a rating boost, he plans a LIVE podcast in which the tale of the shrunken head will be introduced to the masses. Little do they know that by playing the game and calling her name, they will release the malevolent demonic spirit of Lilith Ratchet.
I don’t want to give away to many spoilers, but I will say that it is worth the watch. There are so many talented actors and actresses in American Poltergeist: The Curse of Lilith Ratchet that I can’t help but envy them and their abilities. So much true effort went into this film. You can see it in the way the storyline is portrayed and from the passion that the effects exude.
Writer/Director Eddie Lengyel did an amazing job forming a complete and solid story line that captured my interest from start to finish. I am a huge paranormal fan, and this film is now added to my collection of beloved supernatural thrillers and killers. The visual of Lilith Ratchet is dark and delightful, similar to what I would imagine Lizzie Borden’s tortured spirit would look like. The imagination used to convey her is beyond fantastic, and I am looking forward to more from Lengyel.
I want to send a special thank you to Roger Conners (read our most recent interview with him here) for introducing me to this dark gem, and I am looking forward to what the future of horror has in store for him and everyone else that was involved in American Poltergeist: The Curse Of Lilith Ratchet.