Horror is always easy to sell to audiences, as few aspects of the community theater experience are more enjoyable than an entire auditorium of people collectively jumping from their seats, sending popcorn flying all over the place.
The genre isn’t quite the same when you watch it from the comfort of your couch, but that hasn’t stopped a cult favorite from climbing the Netflix audience charts. 2002 Ghost ship isn’t a classic, having been widely criticized by critics when it was first released, but it did manage to gross nearly $ 70 million at the box office.
The title tells you pretty much everything you need to know, with a rescue team stumbling over the remains of a passenger ship believed to have been lost 40 years ago. Understandably, they decide to get on board and see if they can solve the mystery of the MS Antonia Graza, but there is no shortage of things that will be content overnight as their numbers begin to dwindle.
Joel Silver and Robert Zemckis are listed among the producers, while the cast features many familiar faces including Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Karl Urban and a young Emily Browning. It’s not the greatest horror movie you’ll ever see, but that obviously didn’t deter Netflix subscribers, with Ghost ship currently and somewhat ironically occupying the unlucky thirteenth position on the list of most watched, according to FlixPatrol.