THE VIEWING GUIDE
Writers/directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson lift the veil on their spooky sensation
Ghost Stories, the Brit horror that could only be scarier with a demon nun.
__ The prologue of portmanteau piece Ghost Stories features the Bar Mitzvah of Andy Nyman’s character, Professor Phillip Goodman. “It’s filled with meaning for us,” says Nyman, who met Dyson at Jewish summer camp when they were 15. “The whole film is deeply rooted in our upbringings, and our friendship.” Both men, adds Nyman, strayed from religion, which has brought “emotional complications. In the arrogance of youth you think you can just shun something and it’s cut and dried.” As the film progresses, we learn things aren’t that easy.