A Gallery of Ghostly Tales
October 15 A Ghost Story (2017) 1 hr 32 min. at Mary J Benson Branch
A musician (Casey Affleck) lives with his wife (Rooney Mara) in a small house in Dallas, Texas. She wants to move, but he does not. The musician is killed in a car accident in front of their house. At the hospital, his wife views his body and covers it with a sheet. The man awakens as a ghost covered in the sheet and wanders through the hospital, invisible. He comes to a door of light, but turns away, and it closes. He returns to his house and watches his wife grieve as time passes.
Director David Lowry plays the Neighbor Ghost. The card trick at the party is the “Haunted Deck;” an extremely fine, nigh-invisible loop of elastic about as thick as a human hair is wrapped around the magician’s hand. He slips it over the card, then pulls hand or finger to extract the card from the deck.