I agree that Ghost Stories was a big mess, I think that the main reason it didn't work as a homage to the 70's Amicus type anthology, was in those films, each segment would be a self contained 15 to 20 minute long story, which would have a narrative and (usually) an ending with a sting in the tale, which would tie into a satisfying conclusion to the film. Each of the stories in Ghost Stories were merely incidents, such as someone saw a ghost, and that was it. There was absolutely nothing to them other than the worst type of sudden loud noise jump scares. I can imagine that that would have been effective in a live performance, but I thought it failed horribly in the cinema. Also, either my projectionist was having an off day or the film was really poorly filmed with almost every scene being underlit to an alarming degree.