100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012) Movie Review
100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck
Starring a cast of unknowns
Reviewed by Char Hardin
Horror – Found Footage – Ghost
‘100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck’ is another found footage paranormal ghost movie. What separates it from the others…nothing…but I liked it. I would recommend it. It’s streaming on Amazon. One of my favorite found footage films from 2011 was an independent ghost film, ‘The Feed’ about a haunted movie theatre. So, I was happy to check out this movie at the behest of new facebook friend from across the Pond, John Gilling.
It’s April 2010 and a team of twenty-something men and women of a paranormal TV crew enter the medical dormitory where 45 years earlier a man, known as Richard Franklin Speck, entered and murdered 7 nurses. One woman escaped and the remainder of her life was scarred from the events of the night her friends were brutally raped, stabbed and hanged. The facility in 2010 was abandoned and the gates surrounding the facility were locked, until the paranormal TV crew arrived to film footage of the haunted building. Nine people entered those gates never to be heard from again.
I decided at this point to put on my headphones and was glad I did, you can pick up so much more with headphones! I had closed the blinds and shut my door and got hunkered down at my desk to watch the movie in semi darkness…prefer to watch ghost flicks in the dark, but it was 3 in the afternoon and the sun was still up.
Within just 15 minutes two people are dead and before the 30 minute mark a third loses more than his job…he loses his head. At which time, I laughed at his death scene. The guy drove up to the door of the dormitory and was calling out to crew, when he heard from an exposed metal pipe, someone calling for help. He walked over to the opening and took out his flashlight and looked and WHOOSH…he was sucked in. He struggled to escape, but was dragged back in long enough, to have his head ripped off. Cool!
There was one scene involving personal assistant that left her shaken and hysterical. She was found in the corner of a room with her back turned (san Blair Witch). She begged to leave but boss Adam, gave her a mild sedative and they laid her down on a blood stained mattress, later she had another moment with “something” that was totally hair and skirt raising. I got goose-bumps, but I can’t tell anymore or it will spoil the scene.
Over all I really liked this film, the only thing I didn’t; what’s commonly wrong with these types of movies…ignorance. The characters all appear to be capable of doing their jobs and speak with intelligence, but when it comes to “Something” picking them off one by one, they never stop filming. Their lives are in peril and they continue to film, instead of stopping and thinking, they panic and run around in circles, LOUDLY letting know, whatever is killing them, know exactly where they are at all times.
I kept a tally of the death scenes and it was near the end, one of the jump scares caught me off guard. The others were predictable but the one that got me, made me laugh. ‘100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck’ is worth a rent and worthy of a purchase. Grisly kills, two scenes of nudity, language and disturbing imagery. Look for it on Amazon and where ever you purchase/rent your Horror DVDs. 3.5 out of 5.
Richard Speck killed 8 nurses of a South Chicago Community Hospital on July13, 1966 at 2319 East 100th. The dormitory is still thought to be haunted. Hmmm, would appear to be so! Read more about the murders at Tru/Tv’s Crime Library. The Link is below.
I would also suggest looking for Chicago Massacre with Corin Nemec, Tony Todd, Debbie Rochon.
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Check it out on Vod here: http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=OMDrW037klw&feature=mv_sr