“No breaks in war”

Films: Ghosts of War (2020)

Alias: Mr. and Mrs. Helwig

Type: Mystical

Location: Haunted Home

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: It's your typical haunted house story, albeit relocated in terms of time and characters. Now, we've got some armed men out and about trying to survive both the Third Reich and a family of rather pissed spirits.

History: During WWII, the Helwig family was tortured and killed by crazed Nazis. Near the war's end, a group of American soldiers find their way into their dilapidated chateau as shelter. Unfortunately, not only do the Nazis close in, but the Helwigs' spirits come out to kill anyone who dares set foot.

Notable Kills: Nothing special, but...

Final Fate: At the very end, it is revealed that this is NOT a WWII story, but rather a simulation for one in Afghanistan. However, it is still haunted by ghosts. Turns out, the Helwigs were actually an Afghan family who took in American soldiers, only for said soldiers to leave them for dead when ISIS showed up, embittering their spirits into unleashing the Vetrulek curse, which ensures that one relives their sins again and again. The survivor of the simulation opts to go back in, hoping to do right by the Helwigs this time...

Powers/Abilities: Invincibility, manipulation of reality.

Weakness: None.

Scariness Factor: 3-Let's be frank, the Helwigs had every single reason to be pissed off at anyone they haunted. Whether it was being tortured by Nazis or modern terrorists, the rage in their hearts is indescribable. Not helping is how they break their victims before dispatching them. Still, at least none of it was THAT real.

Trivia: -There is no Middle-Eastern curse known as Vetrulek. In fact, that word was completely made up. We're not sure what it means, but we can infer it has something to do with sins.

-This film was directed by Eric Bress, who had not directed anything since 2004's "The Butterfly Effect". Plenty of writing credits, though.

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It's everywhere in the world, at this point.

And fairly atyptical movie madness begins.