100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012) – Review

2 Stars

100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck is another in the found footage genre from The Asylum. Richard Speck is a well known true to life mass murderer who horrifically killed eight student nurses in a boarding home. This film focuses on a young documentary television crew that goes to the supposedly haunted house to make contact with his ghost. Naturally the slaughtering of the crew begins shortly, with those remaining alive trying desperately to find a way out of the house. But how can anyone escape the ghost of a crazed killer?

First let me start with how unnecesarrily exploitive this film is of true murders for no particular reason. This didn’t need to be about Richard Speck, and obviously the location and history this movie purports to be true are fabricated to work within the confines of a low budget indie flick. Not to mention to graphic reenactments of Speck’s actions. Once past that issue though, 100 Ghost Street is an effective “Ghost Hunters” gone wrong movie.

For gore hounds you’ll probably enjoy the graphic nature of the film. A man gets decapitated, there’s plenty of blood and of course there’s the obligatory ghost rape scene (after The Ghost and Mr. Chicken seems like every ghost movie has one). The plot consists of a group of scared individuals making stupid decisions that put themselves right in the line of danger. It’s pretty much what you’d expect, but a notch better than most. The thing I enjoyed most about it was the deaths started immediately. I only had to sit through a short car ride where the cast sat around “acting” like normal people discussing things such as each others outfits and hairdos. I can’t stand it when found footage flicks spend the entire first act setting up the characters as if we should care, they almost are never able to make me like them, and more often than not I find them utterly annoying.

The other odd thing about 100 Ghost Street is the credits and cast billings. There aren’t any. Even IMDb only lists Jackie Moore as the lone casting credits and nothing under any crew. I also found this flick hard to get ahold of, it’s on Amazon streaming and available to buy directly from The Asylum’s site. I believe you may also find it under the title 100th Street Haunting. Overall this is just an odd minor release from The Asylum. It’s not worth hunting down if you can’t find it, but if you run across it (I’m sure it’ll be on Netflix streaming soon enough) and like paranormal found footage stuff give it a shot.

Director: ???
Stars: Jackie Moore, ???

2 thoughts on “100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012) – Review

  1. What is this actual live footage of what happened to these people was any of these people heard from again or was this a reenactment?

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