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* SequelDifficultyDrop: The second game has been rebalanced to be less frustrating; enemy speed has been rebalanced so that killing them before they can reach you is easier, and dying no longer causes the game to delete your save file.

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** The ghost captain tells Murphy how the ''Antonia Graza'' rescued a ship called the ''Lorelei'' before everyone was killed. “Die Lorelei” is a German poem about a woman who lures ships and sailors to their demise.
** The painting featured in the great hall was inspired by Michelangelo’s depiction of Charon in the last Judgement. This foreshadows that [[spoiler: Jack]] is scavenging souls.

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* TearJerker: Epps discovering Murphy's body floating in a tank of water. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX_WHYp9M3A&list=PLbHWNzM5Wo9h0yWG6MgX0CmnwSCp3v6mA The music certainly doesn't help]].


* EpilepticTrees: It is well within the possibility that ''Ghost Ship'' [[SharedUniverse shares a universe]] with [[spoiler:''Film/Thir13enGhosts'']], both films sharing a director (Steve Beck) with similar stylistic choices and the plot revolving around similar workinh {{Vengeful Ghost}}s and {{Friendly Ghost}}s.

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* EpilepticTrees: It is well within the possibility that ''Ghost Ship'' [[SharedUniverse shares a universe]] with [[spoiler:''Film/Thir13enGhosts'']], both films sharing a director (Steve Beck) with similar stylistic choices and the plot revolving around similar workinh {{Vengeful Ghost}}s and {{Friendly Ghost}}s.

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** The surprise "maggot-in-a-can" also counts, as it's reused as a stock scary or disgusting ShowWithinAShow scene in other films of the era.


** Creator/KarlUrban and Creator/RonEldard both appearing this film, as both actors would later work on projects by Creator/JJAbrams. Urban would play TheMcCoy on ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and as Det. John Kennex on the TV series ''Series/AlmostHuman'', while Eldard would play tragic town drunk Louis Dainard in Abrams' love letter to Creator/StevenSpielberg, ''[[{{Film/Super8}} Super 8]]''.

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** Creator/KarlUrban and Creator/RonEldard both appearing this film, as both actors would later work on projects by Creator/JJAbrams. Urban would play TheMcCoy on ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek2009'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and as Det. John Kennex on the TV series ''Series/AlmostHuman'', while Eldard would play tragic town drunk Louis Dainard in Abrams' love letter to Creator/StevenSpielberg, ''[[{{Film/Super8}} Super 8]]''.


* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, aka the "Ferryman",]] is a self-described "salvage expert" who collects souls to send to Hell, only given the job as a demon for having lived an immoral life. Requiring his victims to damn themselves first before killing them, he goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board with the promise of getting their hands on [[GoldFever a crate of gold bars]]. Passengers are attacked all over the ship in the ensuing massacre, getting cut open, poisoned, or gunned to death, including a child being hanged. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook before trapping the ghosts on the ship in fear and torment. He also repeatedly lures salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner under the guise of fixing the ship, then tricks them into staying to get the gold, before killing them all one by one. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film shows him taking the gold onto another ship to restart the cycle anew.]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Jack Ferriman]], aka the "Ferryman",]] is a self-described "salvage expert" who collects souls to send to Hell, only given the job as a demon for having lived an immoral life. Requiring his victims to [[TheCorrupter damn themselves themselves]] first before killing them, he goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board with the promise of getting their hands on [[GoldFever a crate of gold bars]]. Passengers are attacked all over the ship in the ensuing massacre, getting cut open, poisoned, or gunned to death, including a child being hanged. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook before trapping the ghosts on the ship in fear and torment. He also repeatedly lures salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner under the guise of fixing the ship, then tricks them into staying to get the gold, before killing them all one by one. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film shows him taking the gold onto another ship to restart the cycle anew.]]


* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, aka the literal "Ferryman"]] is an infernal accountant working for Hell to collect souls. He was a bastard even before he became a demon, as he was only given the job because he lived a gravely immoral life. He impersonates a human to [[TheCorrupter trick people into committing mortal sins]] and kill themselves so he can steal their souls. He goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board to [[GoldFever get a crate of gold bars]] that he brought with him from a ship they salvaged. It turns into a complete massacre, with people being attacked all over the ship and cut open, poisoned, and machine gunned to death, including a child being hanged in her room. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook. He traps the souls on the ship in fear and torment until he can send them all to Hell. He lures multiple salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner to fix the ship, tricks them into staying to get the gold, and then kills them all one by one. Not even his job explains his excessive {{sadis|t}}m in killing people to steal their souls, as there's no hint that there are others like him or that it's standard procedure. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film implies he's about to do it all over again.]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, aka the literal "Ferryman"]] "Ferryman",]] is an infernal accountant working for Hell a self-described "salvage expert" who collects souls to collect souls. He was a bastard even before he became a demon, as he was send to Hell, only given the job because he as a demon for having lived a gravely an immoral life. He impersonates a human Requiring his victims to [[TheCorrupter trick people into committing mortal sins]] and kill damn themselves so first before killing them, he can steal their souls. He goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board to with the promise of getting their hands on [[GoldFever get a crate of gold bars]] that he brought with him from a ship they salvaged. It turns into a complete massacre, with people being bars]]. Passengers are attacked all over the ship and in the ensuing massacre, getting cut open, poisoned, and machine or gunned to death, including a child being hanged in her room. hanged. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook. He traps hook before trapping the souls ghosts on the ship in fear and torment until he can send them all to Hell. torment. He also repeatedly lures multiple salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner to fix under the guise of fixing the ship, then tricks them into staying to get the gold, and then kills before killing them all one by one. Not even his job explains his excessive {{sadis|t}}m in killing people to steal their souls, as there's no hint that there are others like him or that it's standard procedure. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film implies he's about shows him taking the gold onto another ship to do it all over again.restart the cycle anew.]]


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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, aka the literal "Ferryman"]] is an infernal accountant working for Hell to collect souls. He was a bastard even before he became a demon, as he was only given the job because he lived a gravely immoral life. He impersonates a human to [[TheCorrupter trick people into committing mortal sins]] and kill themselves so he can steal their souls. He goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board to [[GoldFever get a crate of gold bars]] that he brought with him from a ship they salvaged. It turns into a complete massacre, with people being attacked all over the ship and cut open, poisoned, and machine gunned to death, including a child being hanged in her room. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook. He traps the souls on the ship in fear and torment until he can send them all to Hell. He lures multiple salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner to fix the ship, tricks them into staying to get the gold, and then kills them all one by one. Not even his job explains his excessive sadism in killing people to steal their souls, as there's no hint that there are others like him or that it's standard procedure. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film implies he's about to do it all over again.]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, aka the literal "Ferryman"]] is an infernal accountant working for Hell to collect souls. He was a bastard even before he became a demon, as he was only given the job because he lived a gravely immoral life. He impersonates a human to [[TheCorrupter trick people into committing mortal sins]] and kill themselves so he can steal their souls. He goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board to [[GoldFever get a crate of gold bars]] that he brought with him from a ship they salvaged. It turns into a complete massacre, with people being attacked all over the ship and cut open, poisoned, and machine gunned to death, including a child being hanged in her room. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook. He traps the souls on the ship in fear and torment until he can send them all to Hell. He lures multiple salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner to fix the ship, tricks them into staying to get the gold, and then kills them all one by one. Not even his job explains his excessive sadism {{sadis|t}}m in killing people to steal their souls, as there's no hint that there are others like him or that it's standard procedure. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film implies he's about to do it all over again.]]



* SignatureScene: The dance scene in the opening, which ends with everyone at the dance being bissected by razor wire flying across the deck. Even people who disliked the film cite it as a great opening.
%%* TheWoobie: Katie. Poor, poor Katie...

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* SignatureScene: The dance scene in the opening, which ends with everyone at the dance being bissected bisected by razor wire flying across the deck. Even people who disliked the film cite it as a great opening.
%%* * TheWoobie: Katie. Poor, poor Katie...Katie. She was a young girl who was brutally murdered by several men, and her soul was bound to [[spoiler:Ferriman]]; however, because she had committed no sin, [[spoiler:Ferriman]] couldn't control her.


* SignatureScene: The dance scene in the opening, which ends with everyone at the dance being bissected by razor wire flying across the deck.

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* SignatureScene: The dance scene in the opening, which ends with everyone at the dance being bissected by razor wire flying across the deck. Even people who disliked the film cite it as a great opening.


* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, aka the literal "Ferryman"]] is an infernal accountant working for Hell to collect souls. He was a bastard even before he became a demon, as he was only given the job because he lived a gravely immoral life. He impersonates a human to [[TheCorrupter trick people into committing mortal sins]] and kill themselves so he can steal their souls. He goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board to [[GoldFever get a crate of gold bars]] that he brought with him from a ship they salvaged. It turns into a complete massacre, with people being attacked all over the ship and cut open, poisoned, and machine gunned to death, including a child being hanged in her room. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook. He traps the souls on the ship in fear and torment until he can send them all to Hell. He lures multiple salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner to fix the ship, tricks them into staying to get the gold, and then kills them all one by one. Not even his job explains his excessive sadism in killing people to steal their souls, as there's no hint that there are others like him or that it's standard procedure. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film implies [[HereWeGoAgain he's about to do it all over again]].]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, aka the literal "Ferryman"]] is an infernal accountant working for Hell to collect souls. He was a bastard even before he became a demon, as he was only given the job because he lived a gravely immoral life. He impersonates a human to [[TheCorrupter trick people into committing mortal sins]] and kill themselves so he can steal their souls. He goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board to [[GoldFever get a crate of gold bars]] that he brought with him from a ship they salvaged. It turns into a complete massacre, with people being attacked all over the ship and cut open, poisoned, and machine gunned to death, including a child being hanged in her room. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook. He traps the souls on the ship in fear and torment until he can send them all to Hell. He lures multiple salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner to fix the ship, tricks them into staying to get the gold, and then kills them all one by one. Not even his job explains his excessive sadism in killing people to steal their souls, as there's no hint that there are others like him or that it's standard procedure. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film implies [[HereWeGoAgain he's about to do it all over again]].again.]]


* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Jack Ferriman, aka the literal "Ferryman"]]]] is an infernal accountant working for Hell to collect souls. He was a bastard even before he became a demon, as he was only given the job because he lived a gravely immoral life. He impersonates a human to [[TheCorrupter trick people into committing mortal sins]] and kill themselves so he can steal their souls. He goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board to [[GoldFever get a crate of gold bars]] that he brought with him from a ship they salvaged. It turns into a complete massacre, with people being attacked all over the ship and cut open, poisoned, and machine gunned to death, including a child being hanged in her room. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook. He traps the souls on the ship in fear and torment until he can send them all to Hell. He lures multiple salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner to fix the ship, tricks them into staying to get the gold, and then kills them all one by one. Not even his job explains his excessive sadism in killing people to steal their souls, as there's no hint that there are others like him or that it's standard procedure. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film implies [[HereWeGoAgain he's about to do it all over again]].]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Jack [[spoiler:Jack Ferriman, aka the literal "Ferryman"]]]] "Ferryman"]] is an infernal accountant working for Hell to collect souls. He was a bastard even before he became a demon, as he was only given the job because he lived a gravely immoral life. He impersonates a human to [[TheCorrupter trick people into committing mortal sins]] and kill themselves so he can steal their souls. He goads the crew on the Italian cruise liner the ''Antonia Graza'' to butcher everyone on board to [[GoldFever get a crate of gold bars]] that he brought with him from a ship they salvaged. It turns into a complete massacre, with people being attacked all over the ship and cut open, poisoned, and machine gunned to death, including a child being hanged in her room. The instigators turn on each other after killing the passengers, and he kills the last one himself with a meat hook. He traps the souls on the ship in fear and torment until he can send them all to Hell. He lures multiple salvage crews to the derelict cruise liner to fix the ship, tricks them into staying to get the gold, and then kills them all one by one. Not even his job explains his excessive sadism in killing people to steal their souls, as there's no hint that there are others like him or that it's standard procedure. Worse yet, [[spoiler:the end of the film implies [[HereWeGoAgain he's about to do it all over again]].]]


* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/KarlUrban and Creator/RonEldard both appearing this film, as both actors would later work on projects by Creator/JJAbrams. Urban would play TheMcCoy on ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and as Det. John Kennex on the TV series ''Series/AlmostHuman'', while Eldard would play tragic town drunk Louis Dainard in Abrams' love letter to Creator/StevenSpielberg, ''[[{{Film/Super8}} Super 8]]''.

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* TheWoobie: Katie. Poor, poor Katie...

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