#161 -- Haunted High (2012)

Director: Jeffery Scott Lando
Rating: 3/5

Ah, the joys of Syfy original movies. My mom recommended this one to me. She said she thought I'd really like it, because it seemed like the kind of thing I enjoyed. But, uh, not really. It started off with a high school boy, Quentin, who had some kind of gold coins that once belonged to his grandfather. One of his teachers was extremely interested in these coins, and he stole one. Quentin's grandpa happened to have been the principal of the school back in the day, and he was also an occult leader. He was known for torturing and sacrificing students for evil things. His girlfriend helped him do this. When that certain teacher stole the coin, the ghosts of Grandpa and Girlfriend were unleashed. Once they were free, the set about killing everyone in the school. Quentin and another group of students were busy making preparations for the prom, and a couple of band members were staying late for practice. There was another group of students who had snuck in to hack the computers and change their bad grades. There were also three teachers and the librarian. So, there were plenty of opportunities for the ghosts to do their magic. There were a couple of semi-interesting thing I saw; one was the way the librarian was killed. The ghost lady turned the floor into soap or something, and the librarian sunk down into it. Once she was halfway down, she turned the floor back to normal, and it cut the woman in half. It's kind of weird, but it was kind of cool too. Another teacher was squashed behind the bleachers in the gym. There were some cool things going on, but for the most part, the movie was kind of lame. Grandpa's girlfriend was supposed to look scary, but she just looked silly. She looked like a sharp-tooth with a bad case of some STD.

It's pretty much what you would expect from a Syfy original. It wasn't amazing, but it was actually one of the better ones I've seen. It's not good compared to "normal" movies; but compared to other Syfy movies, it wasn't that bad. The story was pretty interesting, the problem was that it turned out silly.

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