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Haunting of the Queen Mary

2023, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 1h 54m

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In the early twentieth century, shipping lines competed to be the fastest to complete a transatlantic crossing. But among the most famous record-holders was the RMS Queen Mary, which held the record for fourteen years, but now stands encased in concrete at Long Beach, California, where it has been used for many years as a luxury hotel and tourist attraction. The ship has a lengthy history of visitors reporting seeing ghosts and visions in its rooms and on its decks, making it the perfect setting for paranormal goings-on on the big screen. In The Queen Mary, a haunting story is unraveled between the ship's heyday in the late 1930s and the present and tells the story of two families whose lives become violently entangled.

Genre: Horror, Mystery & thriller

Original Language: English

Director: Gary Shore

Producer: Brett Tomberlin , Thorsten Schumacher , Lars Sylvest , Nigel Sinclair , Nicholas Ferrall , Laurie Cook , Jason Newmark

Writer: Stephen Oliver , Tom Vaughan , Gary Shore

Release Date (Theaters): Aug 18, 2023  limited

Release Date (Streaming): Oct 17, 2023

Runtime: 1h 54m

Distributor: Vertical

Production Co: BCP Asset Management, White Horse Pictures, Fulwell 73, Rocket Science, Trinity Media Films, Imagination Design Works, Creativity Capital

Cast & Crew

Anne Caulder

Patrick Calder

Nell Hudson

William Shockley

Deck Officer Brooks

Angus Wright

Jim Piddock

Captain Carradine

Lieutenant Gibson

Lukas Caulder

Wesley Alfvin

Fred Astaire

Elena Angelova

Child Dancer #1

Tiffany Ashton

Grand Ballroom Singer

Stephen Oliver

Screenwriter

Tom Vaughan

Brett Tomberlin

Thorsten Schumacher

Lars Sylvest

Nigel Sinclair

Nicholas Ferrall

Laurie Cook

Jason Newmark

Hisham Alghanim

Executive Producer

Tobin Armbrust

Gianluca Chakra

Mali Elfman

Isaac Bauman

Cinematographer

Colin Campbell

Film Editing

Jason Livesay

Original Music

Nolan Livesay

Christine Brandt

Production Design

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With a gory plot that unfolds across two timelines, this feels like a rebranding exercise for the grand ocean liner, turning it into a horror-themed adventure experience

T his horror feature takes place largely on the RMS Queen Mary, the grand ocean liner built in Glasgow’s Clydeside docks in the 1930s which for many years now has been permanently moored in the harbour at Long Beach, California. In order to take advantage of both the ship’s vintage decor as well as its touristy gift shops and scale model displays, the screenwriters have crafted a plot that unfolds across two timelines. One is set in 1938 when a grisly, entirely fictitious murder takes place, while the other happens in the present day as a family interested in history and the supernatural gets caught up in the ship’s haunted legacy. The crisscrossing between the two periods is executed gracefully thanks to some nimble rhymed editing, and there’s some real dramatic heft at play here – but the bloated running time drags it down, and lots of spooky business in the back half might have been better jettisoned overboard to gain speed.

In the 1938 section, a family of grifters – war veteran David Ratch (Wil Coban), his fortune-teller wife Gwen (Nell Hudson) and their young daughter Jackie (Florrie Wilkinson) – try to pass themselves off as toffs to access the first-class dining room. When their ruse is discovered, wee Jackie manages to persuade a table of Hollywood folks to let her audition, a plea that appeals to Fred Astaire (Wesley Alfvin) who lets her perform with him. The whole dance sequence, with period-appropriate choreography and taps dubbed in post and all, goes on for ages, making this a film with the highest gore-to-dancing ratio since cult Japanese director Takashi Miike’s The Happiness of the Katakuris . While the band are swinging, dad David is possessed by an evil spirit and soon there is a great deal of axe murdering, shown in gory detail with the colour processed to make the blood look extra dark, toned to the deep browns of the wood panelling.

In the contemporary section, writer Anne (Alice Eve), her eight-year-old son Lukas (Lenny Rush) and Anne’s on-off boyfriend Patrick (Joel Fry) come aboard the Queen Mary so that Anne can pitch to boss Bittner (Dorian Lough) a new way to make the ship accessible to the public using computers or something along those lines. We never get to hear the details because before long the supernatural stuff starts acting up, but this is a mildly amusing in-joke as this whole film is effectively an exercise in rebranding for the Queen Mary, turning it into a horror-themed adventure experience in order to drum up visitors. Perhaps there should be a sequel that goes up a meta-level and shows us the marketing meeting in which they thrash out whether they should continue pushing the ship’s heritage appeal or go downmarket and turn it into a floating haunted-house ride. Clearly, the forces of darkness won, as signalled by the film’s nefarious refusal to put a “the” at the beginning of its title as common diction would dictate.

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The retired RMS Queen Mary docked in Long Beach, California is considered one of the most haunted locations in the world — which only somewhat shines through in Gary Shore’s Haunting of the Queen Mary . Any wishes to relive Dark Castle Entertainment levels of production design in Ghost Ship won’t be fulfilled, but that said, Haunting of the Queen Mary is more successful than its brushed-under-the-rug release undersells. Shore and co-writer Tom Vaughan channel the Queen Mary’s grave history for a supernatural infestation that spans decades, complete with atmospheric haunts akin to what’s accomplished in remakes of Thir13en Ghosts or House on Haunted Hill . Proper spookiness prevails, even though the over two-hour length gunks up the film’s gears with subplots that slow momentum.

Alice Eve stars as Anne Calder, who pitches Queen Mary’s Captain Bittner ( Dorian Lough ) on a virtual 3D tour experience to resurrect the ship’s reputation. Along for the ride are estranged partner Patrick ( Joel Fry ) and their ghost-hunting son Lukas ( Lenny Rush ), who stay out of Anne’s hair. Patrick and Lukas head to the Queen Mary’s haunted tour, where Lukas wanders away from a distracted Patrick buried in his mobile phone. As Anne tries to convince Bittner to approve a new book that explores the vessel’s darker features from a child’s perspective, Lukas unintentionally gets a head start on their investigations. The Queen Mary reveals its secrets to Lukas, which may trap his entire family aboard as unrested souls if they aren’t careful.

Cinematography reminds of Christopher Smith’s Triangle , as Anne and Patrick eventually must canvas the Queen Mary on their lonesome during lockdown renovations. The echoey grandness of the regal liner can be felt throughout empty hallways where tourists usually flood, which heightens the paranormal attacks of lost souls who terrify the parents. Isaac Bauman directs photography that embraces shadowy nooks and steamy engine rooms with blanketing darkness that’s quite “Horror 101,” but not as a detriment. Wonderfully frightful scares involving rotten arms reaching through smartphone screens or swimming pool waters with no visibility score eeriness like a genre fan’s comfort snack. It’s not ferociously scary, yet sinister enough to hook viewers through suspenseful anxieties bred by competently haunted shot selections.

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Haunting of the Queen Mary is also a time-hopping slasher, as the story jumps from Anne and Patrick’s search party to a past voyage aboard an old timey Queen Mary. Imposters David ( Wil Coban ) and his fortune teller wife Gwen Ratch ( Nell Hudson ) scheme to score their daughter Jackie ( Florrie Wilkinson ) an audition with a mega-producer on board — the setup for an earlier example of the Queen Mary’s malevolence. Tap dance numbers with Fred Astaire (?) prelude graphic murders as atrocities endured by David’s family parallel what Anne and Patrick fight, and the Queen Mary’s timeless purgatory becomes a shared realm. Shore and Vaughan also call upon urban legends of “foundational sacrifices” and pure evils that ensured the Queen Mary didn’t meet a Titanic fate, mixing satanic lore with a supernatural cruise that hacks bodies to bits. It’s all conceptually interesting, but begins to bloat as scenes churn through choppy narrative structures.

There’s a whole lotta movie to Haunting of the Queen Mary , which desperately needs to ditch some weight. Shore feels like he’s tossing ideas at the wall from black-and-white flashbacks to moving watercolor interludes, seeing what will stick — which they all don’t. Maybe that’s because Eve and Fry aren’t especially convincing as not-quite-exes, whose performances are stiffer than the talents we’ve seen both actors exhibit. I’d watch an entire movie dedicated to the Ratch family’s killer costume party based on menacing attire and practical effects that crack skulls once an axe comes to play, which unfavorably contrasts against the quieter Calder material (although I love sleazebag Dorian Lough giving Richard Brake a run for his money). Shore and Vaughan overload their screenplay, which forces an experience that will inevitably cut away from something you’re enjoying to pick up elsewhere. It’s distracting, throws off pacing, and indecisive at the end of the day given how some concepts would be better left on the chopping room floor.

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All said, Haunting of the Queen Mary is still a serviceable voyage into Shore’s nasty and blood-soaked interpretations of the transatlantic beauty’s ghostly mythology. The film’s problematic running time doesn’t present too much of a good thing — it’s an imbalance between what’s eye-catching and what’s not so inviting. Luckily, that ratio skews positively toward an intriguing hybrid of brutal slasher deaths and seafaring terrorization that harps on inescapable curses. It’s never as accomplished as Ghost Ship , Triangle , or other primetime haunted vessel comparisons, but it’s still good enough to chill your bones cold like a moonlit breeze off the ocean after midnight.

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The Queen Mary: Plot, Cast, and Everything Else We Know

The latest movie to be set aboard the venerable old ship is also called The Queen Mary, a British horror film directed by Gary Shore.

In the early twentieth century, shipping lines competed to be the fastest to complete a transatlantic crossing. Such famous ships as the Lusitania , the Mauretania , and the ill-fated Titanic were feted as possible contenders for the Blue Riband, the title given to the ship holding the record. But among the most famous record-holders was the Queen Mary , which held the record for fourteen years, but now stands encased in concrete at Long Beach, California, where it has been used for many years as a luxury hotel and tourist attraction.

With its Art Deco interiors and narrow corridors, this relic of days gone by is also the perfect setting for any number of movies; luminaries of stage and screen including Frank Sinatra, Monty Python's Flying Circus 's Michael Palin, and Javier Bardem have all filmed on board. The latest movie to be set aboard the venerable old ship is The Queen Mary , a British horror film directed by Gary Shore. Here's what we know so far.

The Queen Mary: The Plot

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Gary Shore's only previous feature-length directorial credit was Dracula Untold , a 2014 horror that offered an origin story for Bram Stoker's evergreen antagonist set in the late medieval era and was a box office success, despite mixed reviews.

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The Queen Mary is also a period piece. It will feature a split narrative flitting back and forth between the ship's heyday in the late 1930s and the present and tells the story of two families whose lives become violently entangled. The ship has a lengthy history of passengers (and, later, hotel guests) reporting seeing ghosts and visions in its rooms and on its decks, making it the perfect setting for paranormal goings-on on the big screen.

The Queen Mary: The Cast

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Co-starring in The Queen Mary are Alice Eve and Joel Fry. Alice Eve's career has progressed from beginnings in British television to encompass comedy, literary drama, science fiction, period dramas , and horror. Fans of Star Trek will recognize her as Carol Marcus, the role originated by Bibi Besch in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), in 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness . However, prior credits included an appearance as a youthful Agent O in Men in Black 3 (2012); as a nanny in Sex and the City 2 (2010), and as Emily Hamilton, the lover of Edgar Allan Poe, in the gothic period thriller The Raven (2012).

More recent work has included a starring role opposite Matthew Broderick in the comedy-drama Dirty Weekend (2015), opposite Uma Thurman and Tim Roth in the heist comedy The Con Is On (2018), and the title role in Bees Make Honey , a 2017 dark comedy helmed by Eve's director brother, Jack Eve. She is also due to appear alongside Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Moana star Auli'i Cravalho, and Eddie Marsan ( The World's End , Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell ) in Prime's The Power later this year in a recurring role.

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Joel Fry, meanwhile, is best known to TV and movie fans for his work as Hizdahr zo Loraq in Game of Thrones . However, since the character's demise Fry has been busy, appearing in a variety of supporting roles on television and film. Credits have included Paddington 2 , Cruella , and Rocky, the roadie friend of guitarist-turned-superstar Jack in the Richard Curtis Beatles-themed romcom Yesterday. Early last year Fry also impressed in HBO's swashbuckling pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death , which was renewed for a second season in the summer. His latest film, the post-apocalyptic drama The End We Start From , will see him appear opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Killing Eve star Jodie Comer, and Mark Strong ( Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy , Kingsman: The Golden Circle ), and is currently in production.

Playing the part of Captain Carradine is Jim Piddock. A veteran Hollywood character actor, Piddock's previous credits include appearances as a British fighter pilot in Independence Day (1996) and the farmer Old George in The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007), as well as bit parts in films including Meet the Spartans (2008) and Get Him to the Greek (2010), and extensive voice work in the Batman franchise, including as Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth.

Also appearing are Nell Hudson ( Outlander , Texas Chainsaw Massacre ), Tim Downie ( Outlander , The King's Speech ), and child actor Lenny Rush in his debut film role.

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The Queen Mary has had a long gestation period, being announced back in 2013 by Variety before finally receiving the green light in 2019. Filming began in 2021, using an innovative technique whereby computer-generated backgrounds are mapped in real time onto a wraparound LED screen behind the actors. Production took place on board the Queen Mary herself in November of that year. A release date has yet to be announced.

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Haunting of Queen Mary is set (and filmed) aboard the haunted RMS Queen Mary, with many of the film's ghosts drawn from real passenger experiences.

  • The 2023 film "Haunting of Queen Mary" explores the terrifying history of the real-world RMS Queen Mary, a haunted ship with a thrilling past.
  • The film was shot on location on the actual ocean liner, adding an authentic touch to the spine-tingling narrative that spans two different time periods.
  • The Queen Mary has a history of mysterious deaths and paranormal activity, attracting paranormal investigators and ghost enthusiasts. Visitors can take haunted tours or stay in the infamous Room B340.

The 2023 film Haunting of Queen Mary dives into the horrors of the real-world RMS Queen Mary, with a great many of the included ghost stories coming from the experiences of guests upon the legendary " Most Haunted Ship in America ." Now a hotel experience in California, the retired British ocean liner has a thrilling history that has long captivated ghost enthusiasts and paranormal investigators. From the RMS Queen Mary's extravagance to its immense number of accidental deaths, it's the perfect setting for a thrilling horror movie.

Not only is Haunting of the Queen Mary (directed by Dracula Untold director Gary Shore ) set on the actual ocean liner but it was filmed there as well. This adds an exhilarating level of authenticity to the film, which jumps back and forth between two time periods aboard the ship. First, a family of the 1930s believed they were in for a voyage of rare extravagance but ended up on a cruise of horrors instead. Then, a modern family climbs aboard the ship and finds themselves disturbingly connected to the Queen Mary's horrible past. Beyond this spine-tingling narrative, however, lies the actual ship, which is said to be just as eerie.

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The RMS Queen Mary was built at the height of ocean travel extravagance. According to the Queen Mary's official website , construction began for the ship in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland, six years before it would take its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, in 1936. The massive ocean liner boasted five dining areas and lounges, two cocktail bars with swimming pools, a ballroom, and a hospital. The Queen Mary was the pinnacle of luxury travel and only transported the elite, from movie stars and singers to political figures like Winston Churchhill. Throughout its years as a cruise ship, it transported some 2.2 million passengers.

During World War II, England was in desperate need of ships, so the Queen Mary was temporarily turned into a transport ship for some 810,000 military personnel. It was stripped of all its luxury, painted grey, and dubbed " The Grey Ghost ." After the war's end, however, the ship was restored to her former glory and transported high-class passengers between England and the United States for several more decades. However, when air travel grew in popularity, the need for a ship like the Queen Mary was lessened. She took her final voyage on December 9, 1967, and has called the coast of Southern California her home ever since. Now, the Queen Mary is a floating Hotel and Event Venue.

Dozens Of People Have Reportedly Died On The RMS Queen Mary

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Throughout the various stages of its history, the Queen Mary has gained a reputation for the mysterious number of deaths that have happened within its walls. In less than 100 years, 16 crew members and 41 passengers have died onboard (via Houston Maritime ). Though high numbers like this would typically be associated with some massive-scale accident, most of these have been listed in the ship's logs as being from " natural causes." However, there have been instances of terrible accidents as well. An example of this is the ship's mechanic, who was crushed by a door during a routine emergency evacuation, and a young girl, reportedly named Jacqueline Torin, who drowned in one of the ship's swimming pools.

Another significant accident involving the Queen Mary took place during World War II. The ocean liner, filled with soldiers, accidentally crashed into its escort ship, the HMS Curacoa, and though everyone aboard Queen Mary survived, the Curacoa lost 239 souls. This is why, among the many hauntings reported on the iconic ship since the 1960s, sightings of soldiers are among the most common—but these are far from the only alleged ghost sightings on the Queen Mary.

Is The Queen Mary Haunted? Real Claims & Paranormal Investigations Explained

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The RMS Queen Mary has welcomed guests to stay on board for decades, advertising luxury and a rare opportunity to be immersed in history. During this time, hundreds of passengers have stayed onboard, with many reporting a lot of strange goings on within the rooms, pools, and vintage dining rooms. The engine room in which the Queen Mary mechanic was crushed to death is said to be frequented by a man wearing overalls who asks who has seen his wrench before disappearing, with the occasional sound of screams of pain heard in the vicinity.

Other typical reports include the sounds of a young girl crying near the pool, thought to be little Jacqueline Torin's ghost, and the apparition of a man named John Henry, whose body is said to have been discovered in the boiler room. Still, it's difficult to say whether these are the result of real spirits of the active imaginations of passengers. To determine whether the ship was really haunted, the Queen Mary's management hired famed paranormal investigator Christopher Chacon, who came aboard in the 1990s to test the ship in its entirety.

According to Dread Central , this investigation spanned 18 months and involved a variety of state-of-the-art instruments and the help of a team of scientists, including physicists, medical doctors, and chemists. After the investigation, Chacon stated that he determined that the Queen Mary averaged three " events" per hour, with about 60 percent of these resulting from explainable factors. This leaves about 40 percent to be considered anomalous.

Years later, Queen Mary's paranormal activity seems not to have lessened, with the filming crew for Haunting of Queen Mary reporting several spooky instances while filming on location. The film's producer, Brett Tomberlin, explained (via Press-Telegram ) that parts of the ship were under construction during filming, and they were forbidden from entering those areas. However, they were constantly being chastised by the ship's staff, who reported wet footprints in the closed rooms—though the crew were adamant they never trespassed. " I never saw anything, " Tomberlin said, " but I can definitely tell you I can understand why people say they’ve seen things or felt a presence. "

The Cursed B340 Room Explained (& How It Differs In The Movie)

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The most haunted location on the Queen Mary is said to be room B340 (via Press-Telegram ). The room was originally three separate quarters when the ship was still transporting passengers, but when it was remade into a hotel, it was turned into a single suite. Shortly after the Queen Mary opened for business, guests began complaining of strange happenings with the room. Some noted feeling sick or dizzy immediately upon entering, while others reported voices, strange sounds, and even a brief glimpse of someone standing over their bed. According to Stephen Sowards, the hotel's general manager in 2018, the room had to be closed down.

Room B340 remained closed for 30 years, but in the 2010s, it was renovated and reopened for guests. The newly designed room steered entirely into the suite's haunted claim, including an Ouija board, tarot cards, and a crystal ball as part of its furnishing. Additionally, there is an inscription on the bathroom wall explaining how to summon " Bloody Mary " by chanting her name three times while facing the mirror. Still, these additions are more for fun. Aside from the creepy reports from guests, there is no proven history of murder in the room's past as Haunting of Queen Mary suggests.

Did Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Really Travel On The Queen Mary?

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Haunting of Queen Mary incorporated many of the commonly reported phenomena of the real-world ship. The tragically crushed mechanic and poor Jacqueline Torin both make an appearance, as well as other ghosts that various guests have seen during their stays. However, what of the living characters that are seen to have traveled on the Queen Mary during its heyday? During the 1938 flashbacks, legendary actors Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are seen to be among the passengers (played by Wesley Alfvin and Maddison Nixon, respectively), and their presence there is based, in part, on real history.

According to the Queen Mary's website , Fred Astaire did travel on the ship in the years following its maiden voyage, but there is no indication that Ginger Rogers was with him. This pair was likely added to the characters of Haunting of Queen Mary because of their roles in the 1937 film Shall We Dance , a romantic comedy that follows a pair who fall in love on a ship sailing from Paris to New York. Astaire and Ginger tap dance in this film just as in Haunting of Queen Mary . It's a clever connection between one of the ship's most notable passengers and another film featuring the luxuries of 1930s water travel.

The RMS Queen Mary Still Offers Tours In Real Life Today

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It's difficult to say how much of the paranormal reports regarding the Queen Mary are real and how much is meant to promote both the Haunting of Queen Mary film and the iconic hotel, which is still running today. After all, it was the Queen Mary's staff that hired the paranormal investigator, and the majority of the haunting information available online is directly related to the business itself. Ghost enthusiasts can purchase a ticket to haunted tours aboard the historical ship or even pay to stay in the harrowing stateroom B340 and see for themselves. Regardless, movies like Haunting of Queen Mary prove that such horrors are all about what people believe.

Sources: Queen Mary's official website, Press Telegram, Dread Central, Houston Maritime

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Bloody, shocking horror tale has muddled storytelling.

Haunting of the Queen Mary Movie Poster: The Queen Mary is on the ocean, with a huge plume of smoke rising out of its smokestack

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

It's hard to say exactly what the movie is really

It's not actually clear whether Anne and Patrick a

Main character Anne (English/Irish/Welsh actor Ali

Heavy gore. A man brutally kills several people: a

Sporadic use of "f--k," "s--t," "motherf----r," "g

Prominent Starbucks logo. A child asks for a "frap

Character gulps from a bottle of whiskey while han

Parents need to know that Haunting of the Queen Mary is a horror movie set on the titular ocean liner, which is supposedly haunted in real life. The movie flashes between scenes set in 1938 and the present day. It has some beautiful touches -- and some powerful shocks -- but the storytelling is muddled…

Positive Messages

It's hard to say exactly what the movie is really about or what point it's trying to make, but it's certainly not a "positive message" film.

Positive Role Models

It's not actually clear whether Anne and Patrick are doing something noble in documenting the Queen Mary or whether their actions are only self-serving.

Diverse Representations

Main character Anne (English/Irish/Welsh actor Alice Eve) is a smart, sophisticated, self-reliant woman and mother. Her estranged husband, Patrick, is played by mixed-race British actor Joel Fry. Anne's 8-year-old son Lukas is played by 14-year-old Lenny Rush, who has a condition called Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita that affects his growth, resulting in dwarfism. He's shown to be wise and intrepid, but unfortunately he doesn't last very long. A White male character who has a facial wound (his mouth appears torn open) wears a mask to cover it; he's portrayed as grotesque and monstrous and turns into a killer. Most of the rest of the characters are White men, few very admirable. Most other women besides Anne are in secondary or subservient roles.

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Violence & Scariness

Heavy gore. A man brutally kills several people: axe to woman's head, heads smashed, bloody wounds, blood spatters, etc. Woman attacked by creepy hand coming out of her mobile phone; she's strangled and slid across the floor, her head smashed into a mirror. She stabs it with a pen but finds she has really stabbed her own hand. Bloody corpses. Woman with axe in her back. Child in peril, dragged into swimming pool and underwater. Character with face wound (mouth torn into gaping hole). Ghostly woman repeatedly bashes her head on piano keys; lots of blood. Character starts spitting up blood; he becomes covered in it. Child stabbed with scissors, blood spatter on wall. Head-slamming. Throat-slicing. Person's face burned by steam. People are shot and killed. Suggestion of a character dying by suicide with a rifle. Person holds pistol in own mouth. Character's hand crushed in windowsill; it's swollen, bruised. Blood streams from a sculpture's mouth. Animated blood spatters on the title during opening credits. Animated sequence depicts someone being buried alive. Ghosts. Violent threats. Arguing. Jump-scares. Dialogue about suicide. Dialogue about many sailors killed during collision at sea. There's a foundation sacrifice -- i.e. a dead body buried inside the ship that makes it haunted, and characters are possessed.

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Sporadic use of "f--k," "s--t," "motherf----r," "goddamn," "Christ," "ass," "prick," "hell," "damn."

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Products & Purchases

Prominent Starbucks logo. A child asks for a "frappe" and is later seen drinking one. Several prominent Oreo Cookie packages in vending machine.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Character gulps from a bottle of whiskey while hand is being stitched up. Another drinks from a flask. Social drinking, wine with dinner. Character takes prescription pills. Cigarette smoking.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Haunting of the Queen Mary is a horror movie set on the titular ocean liner, which is supposedly haunted in real life. The movie flashes between scenes set in 1938 and the present day. It has some beautiful touches -- and some powerful shocks -- but the storytelling is muddled. Violence is quite gory/bloody and includes brutal slayings, heads being smashed, axe attacks, stabbing, throat-slicing, guns/shooting, bloody wounds and splatters, a woman being attacked and choked by a supernatural hand, a child in peril, a severe face wound, ghosts, a person burned by steam, someone getting buried alive, suggestions of death by suicide and more. Language includes sporadic uses of "f--k," "s--t," "motherf----r," "Christ," and more. A character guzzles whisky to ease the pain of a wound, another person drinks from a flask, and there's social drinking and cigarette smoking. A man urinates into a swimming pool. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails .

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What was this about??????

What's the story.

In HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY, it's 1938, and the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is underway. A trio of performers, the Ratch family, who are sailing in third class, decide to pretend to be first class passengers and dine in the main hall. Meanwhile, in the present day, Anne Calder ( Alice Eve ) and her estranged husband, Patrick ( Joel Fry ), are working on a book and virtual project about the ship, which is now in dry dock. They bring their 8-year-old son, Lukas ( Lenny Rush ), along, and he promptly gets lost on a "ghost" tour. Back in 1938, Jackie Ratch (Florrie Wilkinson) meets Fred Astaire (Wesley Alfvin), and they perform a dance together. Then something strange happens to David Ratch (Wil Coban); he snaps and goes on a bloody murder spree. In the present, Anne and Patrick find themselves on board the deserted ship, trying to find out what happened to Lukas while the odd Captain Bittner (Dorian Lough) keeps watch.

Is It Any Good?

Beautifully shot and with some striking, shocking images, this time-jumping horror tale nonetheless has a muddled narrative, and confusion and frustration eventually outweigh appreciation. Directed by Gary Shore , Haunting of the Queen Mary certainly takes advantage of its setting, a massive ship with ornate ballrooms and opulent décor -- the dance sequence with Jackie and Fred Astaire is a delight -- not to mention long, creepy hallways and the dank, sinister areas below decks. And David Ratch is a formidable, intimidating villain, clad in a creepy half-mask that covers his wounded face. The modern-day antagonist, Captain Bittner, is also wonderfully horrible.

Unfortunately, what either of them is actually up to isn't quite clear. (The same goes for the story as a whole.) The dialogue is often obscured by music or sound effects, making the confusion even thicker. When it comes to the heroes, some trouble is taken to establish that Lukas is Anne's child from a previous marriage and that he was raised by Patrick. But what's actually going on with this couple -- or, indeed, what actually happened to Lukas -- is harder to suss out. It's as if Haunting of the Queen Mary was filmed by talented humans but edited by an AI that randomly stuck scenes together with little concept of clarity, emotion, or storytelling.

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Is the movie scary? What's the appeal of horror movies ? Why do people sometimes like to be scared?

Some say the RMS Queen Mary is haunted in real life. Do you believe that? Why, or why not?

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Movie Details

  • In theaters : August 18, 2023
  • Cast : Alice Eve , Joel Fry , Dorian Lough
  • Director : Gary Shore
  • Inclusion Information : Female actors
  • Studio : Vertical Entertainment
  • Genre : Horror
  • Topics : Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
  • Run time : 125 minutes
  • MPAA rating : NR
  • Last updated : November 14, 2023

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The idea of a disaster happening on the open, yet isolating seas is a terror all it own. From weather to the human element, the possibilities are seemingly endless. And while many have tackled the horrors of the open seas in the past, Gary Shore ‘s Haunting of the Queen Mary dives deep into the heart of what makes a Ghost Ship. Yet, it struggles to stay afloat, taking time to find its sea legs before reaching the core of its terrifying story, Transcending time and space, Haunting of the Queen Mary proves by the film’s end that the human spirit never forgets.

A Rocky Ride

The opening of Haunting of Queen Mary is unnerving, its rapid succession of snippets of truth leaving its audiences in an unbalanced state. Viewers are allowed to piece together what is happening on the ship, just barely comprehending the gravity of horror that has taken hold of the Queen Mary. As the camera moves through the decks, the opening credits cutting the narrative like a knife, we come to understand there has been a brutal murder on board, all while images of passengers in life vests run by. There is the feeling of there being more to the story than we are currently being allowed to see, and the acceleration as each new snippet is presented works to drive the intensity.

HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY: Struggles To Find Its Sea Legs

While the opening sequence works to grab out attention and demand for us to stay to fill in the blanks, the film begins to show its cracks, the sound editing between dialogue and score competing for effect. These issues with the sound balance follow through the entirety of the film. This is further compounded as many times audiences are thrown into an already existing moment, a disconnect forming as they attempt to understand what is happening in the scene and between characters.

Haunting of the Queen Mary works through two paralleling timelines, one set on Halloween in 1938 and the other present day. After the opening sequence, the film jumps back to earlier in the night before the murders took place, audiences working their way toward an inevitable end. Working alongside is our present-day timeline, a mother and son boarding the now-docked ship whose stories of “hauntings” have turned it into a capitalistic venture of tourism.

HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY: Struggles To Find Its Sea Legs

While a rocky start, the film begins to stabilize in its narrative as the present timeline begins to separate mother, father, and son. While this stabilization with wax and wanes over the next hour, it slowly begins to get under your skin. While the first half initially feels as though it could use tighter editing, as the film works into its second half, it begins to take on a vital and necessary existence. So much so, that I felt myself longing to know more, to spend time with the characters. There is a lot of detail packed into their presence and narrative that at times it feels glanced over in exchange for terrifying intricacies. It was in these moments I felt the film lent itself more to the prospect of a miniseries – one I would each board.

Conclusion:

Now, with all this in mind, Haunting of the Queen Mary delivers gorgeous cinematography from Isaac Bauman . There is a rich lighting, coupled with a well-crafted framework, that at times will take your breath away. The film too is unafraid of the gore, the camera refusing to look away. At times, it is coy with its audience, keeping the violence and blood limited to spatter on a wall, the depth of its violence just on the peripheral. Do not let that fool you, it is wholeheartedly committed to its graphic visual presentation.

While most of the Haunting of the Queen Mary did not work as well as one would hope, its ending is a beauty to behold. Honestly, for the amount of time I have spent thinking back to it, I find myself rethinking the film overall. With the essences of Ghost Ship , American Horror Story  and Skeleton Key , these influences not always as apparent, they are always present. As the film has its flaws throughout, there is something that sticks by film’s end, delivering one of the best horror twists of year. There is so much information flooded at the audiences leading up to its big reveal, yet some how it all works perfectly in the final moments and delivers a lasting effect.

While Haunting of the Queen Mary may struggle to find its sea legs, it culminates into an epic voyage of terror and twists.

Haunting of Queen Mary was released in theaters on August 18, 2023!

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It appears that, in August of 2019, Steven Soderbergh used a movie as an excuse to cross the Atlantic on the Queen Mary II with Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, and Candice Bergen, and, honestly, we must respect the man’s hustle. Who among us wouldn’t do this, given half the chance? The resulting film, Let Them All Talk , seems built around that idea: It’s basically a hangout picture, a luxurious, two-hour ocean-crossing with these actors. You forgive its flaws, lest you seem like an ungrateful guest. And you wouldn’t want to piss off the host, either: For a guy who allegedly retired from filmmaking in 2013, Soderbergh has kept pretty busy, but he’s kept busy in ways that suggest he’s only making the kinds of movies he really, really wants to make and could drop everything and bail at a moment’s notice. Let Them All Talk is a warm, enjoyable trifle, yet it has a personal edge that suggests an artist who continues to wrestle with the nature of his work.

The screenplay is by the short-story writer Deborah Eisenberg, and despite it going to some surprising places by the very end, the plot itself feels like it was designed to set everything up and get out of the way. An acclaimed American author, Alice Hughes (Streep), is being presented with a prestigious award in the United Kingdom, but she refuses to fly, so her agents get the bright idea of booking her on a transatlantic luxury liner. She brings along two of her oldest friends, Susan (Wiest), a lawyer, and Roberta (Bergen), a lingerie-store clerk. The three women haven’t been together, we’re told, in over 30 years. But because she knows she won’t have a lot of time to spend with her friends on the ship, Alice also invites her earnest nephew Tyler (Lucas Hedges) to act as a kind of minder for the older ladies. Also tagging along, unbeknownst to Alice, is her new agent, Karen (Gemma Chan), who hopes to use the cruise to convince the author to write a sequel to her biggest novel, a book about which Alice has ambivalent feelings and for which, we eventually learn, she borrowed elements from young Roberta’s turbulent life wholesale.

“Let them all talk,” in this case, feels like an instruction to the cast and crew. The film is built largely around conversations (apparently improvised) between the actors, often with Soderbergh’s camera fixed in place, the frame immobile, with occasional cut-aways to the ship’s elegantly appointed rooms, to the quiet bustle of the kitchen and to rows of beautifully plated meals. (There’s a bit of The Trip quality to Let Them All Talk , though nobody ever actually talks about the food in this one.) Soderbergh’s locked-down aesthetic feels not so much like the poetic austerity of Yasujiro Ozu but the chilly stasis of surveillance-cam footage. That’s not such a bad thing, however. We feel like eavesdroppers throughout the movie. While not particularly intimate, the conversations feel personal and candid. As the embittered Roberta, who is hoping to find a wealthy suitor while also awaiting the moment when she can confront Alice about what she feels was a betrayal of her confidence many years before, Bergen displays her trademark slow-burn sassiness: We sense that this woman could destroy us with a single remark if she really wanted to. Wiest, who has always been a paragon of exceedingly polite fragility, hints at darker realities beneath Susan’s polite demeanor.

Streep, meanwhile, captures the airy bemusement of someone who has been living inside her head for too long. The film’s narrative, such as it is, represents a subtle journey of enlightenment for her. When Alice discovers that the ship has another author guest, Kelvin Kranz (Daniel Algrant), a hugely popular mystery writer, she at first regards him as a bit of a rube. When it turns out that Kelvin is not just brilliant but also a big fan of Alice’s work, she understandably softens.

One wonders if Soderbergh sees in their interactions the contrasting aspects of his own persona, the Artist and the Entertainer. Alice, for all her acclaim, bristles that her best work is underappreciated; Kelvin just churns his beloved potboilers out, a few months at a time. Back in the day, the Soderbergh of sex, lies, and videotape seemed to scoff at sequels and remakes and probably didn’t have pleasant thoughts about TV either; this was, of course, a perfectly natural attitude for an acclaimed indie filmmaker in 1989. Still, one wonders what that Soderbergh would think of the guy who went on to make the Oceans movies, a remake of Solaris , and who now shoots Netflix movies on his iPhone . ( Let Them All Talk , I should note, is an HBO Max title.)

But that’s the journey, and we (and he) are better off for it. Despite starting his career off as Mr. Serious Director Man, one of Soderbergh’s strongest qualities has been his facility with humor, arguably the secret to his post-1990s revival. ( Out of Sight is as much a screwball comedy as it is a crime picture. The melancholy Limey is filled with clever wordplay and visual gags. Erin Brockovich benefits immeasurably from Julia Roberts’s comic timing.) In Let Them All Talk , the way Soderbergh slips his way out of a scene can in itself be a punchline: When one person asks another if he can kiss her, and the other anxiously replies, “Oh shit,” you can cut right out and get a good belly-laugh without wallowing in the scorned lover’s humiliation. Sometimes, however, the cuttiness can feel premature: At several points, a scene ends just as it’s starting to get interesting. Yet that, too, feels strangely appropriate. We want to spend more time with these people, but the movie, like the cruise — and, as it’s suggested by the end, like life itself — has a very strict timeline.

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[Movie Review] THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY

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The Queen Mary ship located in Long Beach, California, is an old girl. With age comes history and with history, come stories. In the case of the Queen, she comes with tales of hauntings, many of which I heard whilst working on the ship. These stories have inspired many, with even the Queen taking these stories and infusing them into a haunted attraction both on and off the ship. It is these hauntings that prove the framework for Gary Shore ’s THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY . Like many haunted tales, the execution plunges this ship into murky waters.

Split between two time periods, THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY focuses on two families whose fates are intertwined. The first family focuses on Anne ( Alice Eve ) and Patrick ( Joel Fry ), with their young, adopted son, Lukas (Lenny Rush). With their relationship crumbling, their project with the Queen Mary is the last-ditch attempt for them to salvage their relationship. What starts as an innocuous pitch turns into something more, and the ghosts’ focus on Lukas spells danger for all on board.

Simultaneously, we are also taken back to 1938 when the Queen was in her infancy. Shining and sparkly, this is different from the landlocked boat we know today. This time we focus on David Ratch ( Wil Coban ), Gwen Ratch ( Nell Hudson ), and Jackie Ratch ( Florrie Wilkinson ). Unfortunately, as hauntings go, their fate is sealed simply by being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Ghosts are opportunists on the Queen Mary ship, and what’s trapped within takes its opportunity in spades.

A tale of two stories

You can tell the team researched the Queen well. There are remnants of familiar haunted tales that give reference, but Shore and screenwriter Stephen Oliver make them their own. Most importantly, the inclusion of Jackie and her playful nature running around the ship make it in as does the Lady in White, though her moment is brief and more confusing than satisfying. The detail work when we’re launched into the late 30s is also noticed, and the recreation of the ballrooms and costumes is remarkable.

Running at roughly 2 hours, THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY struggles to maintain its momentum. Interweaving the two stories lands the ship in choppy waters, with ideas introduced that leave more questions than answers. In particular, the ambiguity surrounding Captain Bittner (Dorian Lough) isn’t clearly articulated. Sometimes you don’t need to explain character motivations if the framework of the character is self-explanatory. With what was shown of Bittner, it left his part in the Queen muddled.

Tackling two storylines in two drastically different time periods is ambitious, but there is a cleaner story under all those layers. In the case of THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY , additional weight needed to be thrown overboard to keep the story going at record-breaking speeds. Focusing on one storyline over the other might have created something less convoluted in the end.

THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY is visually splendid

What helps immensely in hiding THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY ’s rough story edges is how beautifully captivating it is onscreen. This as well as the delightfully executed horror moments. Isaac Bauman’s usage of angles and framing goes a long way. Colin Campbell’s edits assist in keeping audiences on their toes when ghosts are just around the corner. Long dark hallways riddled with shadows, vibrant bloody reds, and shots that linger just a bit too long immerse us in the supernatural realm that occupies the Grey Ghost’s halls. And when things get violent? It’s like an axe to the face.

Shot on the Queen herself, it’s a particular delight seeing the ship dressed up to the nines when thrown back in time. Familiar visitors will delight in visiting each section, from the boiler room to the infamous haunted pool and beyond. Going from celebrated cruising vessel to a tourist attraction hemorrhaging funds to keep the decaying ship afloat, we see the obvious differences.

THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY is a serviceable horror if you don’t think too hard about all the storytelling details. For atmosphere, vibes, and frights that will grab you by the throat, the film stays its course. However, it can’t always distract from the clear bloat that riddles its screenplay. Is it a choppy voyage of a viewing journey? Yes. But once the horrors kick into gear, there’s enough to entertain you on water or on dry land.

THE HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY is playing in select theaters and is on VOD now.

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Haunting of the Queen Mary Movie Review: The film’s attempt to capitalize on the Queen Mary’s reputation for ghost sightings and paranormal activity results in a predictable and clichéd haunted ship narrative. Rather than using the ship’s ambiance to create a genuinely eerie atmosphere, the movie relies on jump scares and predictable ghostly encounters that do little to evoke genuine fear or suspense.

Haunting of the Queen Mary Movie Review Rating: ⭐ | 1/5

Haunting of the Queen Mary Cast: Alice Eve as Anne Caulder, Joel Fry as Patrick Caulder, and Lenny Rush as Lukas Caulder

Haunting of the Queen Mary Director: Gary Shore

Haunting of the Queen Mary Movie Review: A Lost Narrative

Haunting of the Queen Mary Movie Review

Haunting of the Queen Mary sets sail with a promising premise but struggles to stay afloat in a sea of missed opportunities and underwhelming execution. Director Gary Shore’s attempt to blend history, hauntings, and family drama falls short of its potential, leaving audiences with a lackluster and disjointed cinematic experience.

Despite a talented cast that includes Alice Eve as Anne Caulder, Joel Fry as Patrick Caulder, and Lenny Rush as Lukas Caulder, the characters fail to resonate as their development remains shallow and their interactions often feel forced. Angus Wright’s portrayal of Victor and Jim Piddock’s Captain Carradine add some depth, but their performances alone cannot salvage the film’s shortcomings.

The film’s attempt to capitalize on the Queen Mary’s reputation for ghost sightings and paranormal activity results in a predictable and clichéd haunted ship narrative. Rather than using the ship’s ambiance to create a genuinely eerie atmosphere, the movie relies on jump scares and predictable ghostly encounters that do little to evoke genuine fear or suspense .

Haunting of the Queen Mary Movie Review: A Lost Narrative

The decision to alternate between two timelines, the ship’s glamorous past and the present, proves to be more confusing than engaging. The transitions between these timelines are often jarring and detract from the overall flow of the story, leaving audiences struggling to connect with the characters and their intertwining stories.

Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of Haunting of the Queen Mary is its inability to make the most of its unique setting. The ship’s history and legacy could have been woven into a rich tapestry of storytelling, but instead, it feels like a missed opportunity to explore the ship’s real-life significance beyond its haunted reputation.

In the end, Haunting of the Queen Mary fails to live up to its potential as a compelling blend of history and the supernatural. Its lack of character development, reliance on tired horror tropes, and disjointed storytelling prevent it from delivering the thrills and chills that one would expect from a film set in such an intriguing location. As a result, the movie sinks beneath its own weight, leaving viewers disappointed and unsatisfied.

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