CURSE OF THE PHOENIX (2014) Reviews and overview

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‘Beyond time, love never dies.’

Curse of the Phoenix – aka Ghost Ship – is a 2014 British supernatural horror feature film directed by Robert Young (BloodmonkeyHammer House of Horror: ‘Charlie Boy’; Vampire Circus) from a screenplay written by Hugh Janes. The movie stars Joseph Sentance, Sheena May and Kate Young.


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A romantic young man, Josh (Joseph Sentance), is haunted by a strange, beautiful apparition – The Wraithe. She believes Josh is her lost true love and tries to claim him for herself, therefore putting Josh and any woman close to him, in mortal danger…



“Likeable, down to earth characters that act somewhat like real people. Spooky scenes on the ship are well shot and have a great ambiance. An interesting paranormal mystery that has an air of classic literature to it. A slow burn, but has a good enough momentum to keep you engaged.” Geek Legion of Doom

“Young’s film is a strange tale […] it’s a movie that feels as though it should belong in another era, such is its usual tone that’s in stark contrast to much of today’s fare. But, there’s no shame in being different, and if there’s a shoo-in of a shallow plaudit to bestow upon it, it’s that of being satisfyingly likeable.” The Schlock Pit

Cast and characters:

  • Charlotte Badham … Barmaid
  • Josie Connor … Miss Manners
  • Kevin Horsham … Mr August – Theatre of Fear
  • Fawn James … Catherine
  • Kevin Johnson … DS Scott
  • James Kennan … Garth
  • Sheena May … Alex
  • Edward Mitchell … Dealer
  • Lewis Peek … Cabin Boy
  • Patrick Romer … Vicar
  • Michael Sani … Surgeon Croft
  • Joseph Sentance … Josh
  • Lizzie Stables … Louise
  • Robyn Steyn … Lucy
  • Louisa Wilde … Librarian

Filming locations:

Plymouth, Devon, England
Cornwall, England


Released on DVD in the UK as Ghost Ship by High Fliers Films on 20 March 2017.

Film Facts:

Filmed with the working title The Wraithe.

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