The Ghoul

The Ghoul (2016)

The Ghoul first published by Sight & Sound, August 2017 Review: “People who suffer from depression often feel they’ve always felt this way. Like they’re trapped in a circle.” So says the psychotherapist Helen Fisher (Niamh Cusack) to her withdrawn, halting patient Chris (Tom Meeten). What Fisher does not realise is that Chris is an undercover…

Ghoul

The Ghoul (2016)

In his cluttered, chaotic home office, jovial psychiatrist Alexander Morland (Geoffrey McGivern) has on display a Klein bottle – a paradoxical object whose inside and outside are indistinguishable. “It’s like the bottle version of the Möbius strip,” he explains to his patient Chris (Tom Meeten), before further comparing it to the ouroboros and “eternal return“. All of…