Hauntings: Smallville Book 3
Aspect, 2003 (2003)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
y sons and I enjoy this series very much - about a modern teen Superman living in a Smallville distorted by the
effects of the meteor crash that started it all. This episode mixes in some
scenes, but with more horror than humor.
he story begins with a science lab experiment that leaves Janice Brucker riddled with guilt and her daughter Ginger fatherless; they move to Smallville (Janice has taken a job with Lex Luthor) and rent a haunted house that belongs to Governor Hiram Welles. In the meantime, Chloe is adding to her
Wall of Weird
strange happenings and disappearances in a cursed cornfield, which is powered by a large green meteor.
inger develops a crush on Clark (which makes Lana examine her own feelings for him) and is seriously spooked by angry, aggressive ghosts in the mansion her mom rented. When she calls on her new friends to help, they investigate and attempt a seance. In the meantime, Lex Luthor's continued obsession with harnessing the power of the meteor through technology results in another lab accident that drains Clark's powers. Finally, the young ghostbusters uncover a haunting secret in a climactic cornfield confrontation.
on many levels. It's a thrilling horror story whose characters have depth - in particular, Clark's and Lana's feelings for each other, and Lex's conflict between friendship, his own ambitions and family loyalty, developed nicely in this episode. Whether you're already a fan or new to
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