Ghost ship is, surprisingly, a fairly enjoyable film that, although doesn't add much to the genre, it still manages to entertain and give horror fans what they want. I must admit I was expecting the film to be rubbish and I was pleasantly surprised when I actually enjoyed it. That is not to say that the whole film is good and that it is without its bad moments, but generally this is perfect to watch if you just want to watch a bit horror and aren't too bothered about what it is.
Although it feels a little similar to films that have been made before, particularly 'Virus' (similar settings and some similar story lines), like 'Virus' it feeds horror fans with a bit of suspense, terror, a few shocks and a few bloody moments thrown in for good measure. This film is by no means a classic but it does tick some of the right boxes.
The setting is perfect, especially in the earlier stages of the film where the director really gets over the sense of a ghost ship across. The film haunts you as you watch it, you get a real feel that this boat is alive and that at any moment things could start going horribly wrong, which all too soon they do.
The only thing that lets it down the silly plot twists towards the end which I can't really mention without spoiling the ending, but needless to say it contradicts itself and you'll be left thinking 'how could that happen'. I did also figure out within 5 minutes one of the key elements to the film which made it a little predictable, but saying that there is enough content in the film to satisfy regardless.
Still this does the job and if you're looking for a good Friday night film to scare you, this should do the trick.