The GenreBlast Film Festival is entering its sixth year of genre film goodness. A one-of-a-kind film experience created for both filmmakers and film lovers to celebrate genre filmmaking in an approachable environment, it has been described by Movie Maker Magazine as a “summer camp for filmmakers.”

Over the next few days, I’ll be reviewing several movies from this fest, based in the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia. This year, there are 14 feature films and 87 short films from all over the world. Weekend passes are only $65 and you can get them right here.

Swole Ghost (2022): This movie answers a very important question, one that’s been plaguing us all for years: how come the ghost in my house doesn’t give me any message, any inkling of how I can escape this mortal level of reality? Maybe your ghost is weak. Maybe your ghost needs trained. Maybe your ghost needs a montage.

Swole Ghost is seven minutes of your life that could be incredibly valuable if only to know that ghosts can also be the scorpions in the scorpion and the frog scenario. Be careful when you mix the fitness industry and the spirit world.

Directed, written and produced by Tim Troemner, this plays like a quick sketch but that’s fine — just the image of someone spotting a ghost on the weight bench is enough, all this has to live up to, and it goes much further.

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