THE FORGOTTEN ONE
Director Phillip Badger creates some often subtle moments the ghost being seen in the bath but there only being a candle that snuffs out in the breeze when a person enters; or a love scene where we suddenly realize that the ghosts seduction of Terry OQuinn is really an attempt to kill him by leaving the gas on. However, the film is a little too sedate and slow-paced to truly stand out and it is only the downbeat ending that unexpectedly reverses expectation that lifts the film out of the routine. It is also very darkly photographed, which makes for difficult viewing on the small screen.
Terry OQuinn is a fine actor whose friendly, naturalistic charisma and Southern drawl can often be one of the best parts about a film or tv series see The Stepfather (1987) or tvs Lost (2004-10). Unfortunately, the film gets him to drop this and play in seemingly random bursts of craven hysteria and cringing cowardliness. It is a genuinely unappealing performance one keeps wondering what the three women in the film, who are all attracted to him, see in him.
Director Phillip Badger has not been heard from since, except as co-writer on the fine time travel film Retroactive (1997) and a further time travel film with Slipstream (2005).
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