The Frighteners Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for The Frighteners the Movie

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Con man Frank Bannister (Fox) has a unique scam--he works with a group of ghosts who haunt a home until Frank comes along to drive them out, for the right price. But the small town of Fairwater is plagued by a serial killer's evil spirit and Frank and his spiritual cronies face the challenge of getting rid of the ghost before the police decide to get rid of Frank. Interesting horror-comedy takes a lot of twists and turns to get where its going, but the payoff in gore and humor is worth it for fans of the genre. New Zealand helmer Jackson makes his American directorial debut.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Horror Comedy, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins, Serial Killers, Supernatural Comedies, Scams, Stings & Cons, Psychic Abilities, Death & the Afterlife, Grim Reaper
Screenplay
Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh
Cast
Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, Dee Wallace Stone, John Astin, Jeffrey Combs, Troy Evans, Chi McBride, Jake Busey, R. Lee Ermey, Jim Fyfe
Cinematography
Alun Bollinger, John Blick
Director
Peter Jackson
Music
Danny Elfman
Producer
Peter Jackson, Jamie Selkirk, Robert Zemeckis, Universal Pictures

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