The Ghost And The Darkness, I always found this to be an outstanding based-on a true story adventure film that holds your interest throughout. It features some great suspense and the story is fascinating. It’s always been ranked among my top 50 movies. A good surround system doesn’t hurt here, either.
Stan Winston, one of the best special-effects men in the business, lent his talents to this film while Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas are more than adequate in the starring roles and the African with the freckles (sorry, I don’t have his name) is really a likable fellow.
Except for the first one, the lion attack scenes are not gruesome and the filmmakers did a nice job having just the right amount of action and lulls. Neither is overdone. This film has never been given much due but I’ve never shown it to anyone who didn’t thoroughly enjoy it.
This movie scared me so much I stopped hunting lions. It’s just not fun anymore.