DVD Review: Ghost Image (2007)

MTI Home Video
Release date: August 25, 2009
MSRP: $24.95
Stars: Elisabeth Rohm, Stacey Dash, Waylon Payne, Roma Maffia
Written by James Dean Shulte, Jack Snyder
Directed by Jack Snyder
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 96 minutes

Elisabeth Rohm (Angel, Law & Order) plays Jennifer, a video editor who blames herself for her family’s death in a car accident when she was a child. On medication to prevent hallucinating her younger sister, she wakes up one morning to a visit from the police. They tell Jennifer her boyfriend Wade has been killed in a car accident, and she becomes so distraught her only comfort is repeatedly watching the last video message Wade left earlier that morning.

Soon Jennifer begins to hear and see Wade saying something new on the video, telling her she’s in danger. Just after Wade’s warning, Jennifer is attacked by a stalker, but when she reports the attack to police, they can find no evidence and still suspect her of killing Wade. Ghost Image kept me guessing for a while whether Wade’s warning and the stalker were all in Jen’s mind, but the execution and acting left something to be desired.

Likewise, it was interesting to try and find answers along with Jen by watching the videos Wade had shot, but the ultimate answers—who killed Wade and why—seemed ordinary compared to the movie’s premise. Worth a rent if you’re enough of a fan of ghost stories or Elisabeth Rohm.

–Gerald So