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2002 - 88m.

Similar to 1980's Death Ship this enjoyable big studio B-movie has Gabriel Byrne and the rest of his ship salvage experts being given an offer to retrieve a cruise ship that's been floating in the ocean since 1962 (a year in which the entire crew and passengers were murdered - most of them in a really cool "metal wire cut in half" scene that opens the movie and has tons of gooey gore) only to board the vessel and fall victim to some malicious spirits who start knocking them off one-by-one. Julianna Margulies plays the heroine and is helped by the ghost of a little girl who was on board.

Director Steve Beck's sophomore film (after 2001's weak Thir13en Ghosts) is an entertaining ride for horror fans with stylish direction, decent mood and some really neat effects sequences. Throw in a competent cast of mostly unknowns, a well-staged flashback sequence that explains why the ship is haunted and a generally interesting script and you have a movie that's better than expected (too bad the title is so generically lame).

Directed By: Steve Beck.
Written By: Mark Hanlon, John Pogue.

Starring: Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington.