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Plot: After a car accident in which his wife, Debra, was killed and he was injured, Frank Bannister develops psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts. After losing his wife, he then gave up his job as an architect, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete for… Runtime: 110 min Release Date: 19 Jul 1996
The Frighteners is an excellent horror-comedy-drama in which Michael J. Fox plays ex-architect and now psychic scamster Frank Bannister. The film revolves around the premise that Frank, after being involved in an accident which resulted in the death of his wife, can now see disembodied spirits and runs a scam in which the ghouls haunt houses under the order of Frank and then he 'exorcises' them for a fee. However, a series of murders begin in Frank's town and it becomes achingly clear that these murders have something to do with his wife's death. The romantic involvement comes <more>
in the form of Trini Alvarado Little Women who plays a doctor who's husband was killed by the evil forces at work. This film achieves many things, it manages to create a comic atmosphere at times whilst being able to make us feel real sympathy for the character of Frank and his tragic circumstances. This is a truly under-rated film and it is well worth watching.
During the 90's i rented about 7 movies per week. There is no other film that has made an impact on me as this one did. I've seen it all. David Lynch movies, Scorsese, mr. O. Stone, James cameron. Small independent movies from all over the world. Big Hollywood productions. Japanese films without subs i might add . The best of the best, with great casts and even better directors. This little gem is unbelievable. It blew me away at every turn. I totally wasn't prepared for this movie and since i only saw one Peter jackson movie before this one, my expectations weren't that <more>
high. But after this film i immediately went looking for more of Peter's stuff.This movie has it all. It's enormously entertaining, scary at times but also very funny. It's not predictable at all. Mr. Fox is absolutely brilliant. Even now, 16 years later i still remember this film because it made a huge impact on me. I saw it's rating here on IMDb. 7 points is really not enough compared to the joy this film has given me.
The best Horror Comedy movie ever (by JontheLobsterLover)
I remember my older brother showing me this movie when it first came out. I was younger and had a very vivid imagination so it scared the hell out of me. Today I went back and re-watched this movie I have not seen since then and while my imagination is still vivid, I respect the movie now because of it.The movie starts off I would say 80/20 Comedy/Horror. You get to see the shenanigans that MJF and his two ghost cohorts pull off. Watching the transformation of his character as he slowly realizes that he's up against more then he thought. The story develops unbelievably well. The <more>
characters living and dead are well thought out and brought to life, with such great enthusiasm it's amazing. The story evolves slowly and dramatically, each minute bringing more and more to the story.The acting is amazing. MJF, awesome. Playing both the con artist, and then the hero. Jake Busey pulls of crazy well, but then again he is his fathers son. The CGI I think is pretty awesome for the time. The grim reaper shots, still give me the creeps.Over all I have a love for this movie that makes me want to keep watching it again and again.
Excellent, Underrated, Fantasy/Horror/Comedy film. (by hu675)
Frank Bannister Micheal J. Fox is been seeing Ghosts after he was in a car accident with his wife Angela Bloomfield , who died in the accident. Frank for years is been conning people as a Ghostbuster with the help of two wise cracking ghosts Chi McBride & Jim Fyfe . When a mysterious ghost disguise himself as the Grim Reaper is been killing humans for pleasure. With the help of a local doctor Trini Alvarado , she willing to help Frank stop this menacing ghost but stopping them in a way is a Freaked Out FBI Agent Jeffery Combs .Directed by Three Time Oscar-Winner:Peter Jackson The <more>
Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Brain Dead, King Kong-2005 . Jackson made an very entertaining film that mixes it with Supernatural, Comedy, Thriller and Horror very well. This was a Box Office Disappointment in the Summer of 1996. The film plays better on Video and Television. But it was a must see in the theater, for it's amazing Digital Effects. Fox gives one of his best roles, Combs steals the show in the film. The movie's supporting cast are:Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace Stone, Jake Busey, Troy Evens and R.Lee Ermey.This Review is the Director's Cut for new DVD. Which the film is now 14 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. DVD has an sharp anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 transfer and an strong-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD has an entertaining commentary track from the director from the original 1998 Director's Cut Laserdisc. This new DVD has the same features from the Laserdisc, including the original 4 and ½ hours documentary. Which the documentary also has deleted scenes, outtakes, interviews with the cast and more. The problem with this DVD is a flip-side disc, which one side is the film and other side of the disc is the documentary. The documentary is been trimmed down for the DVD but side A does have the 45 minute long storyboard scenes with commentary by the director. Which is not on side B on the documentary of the DVD. Although be careful with this DVD, since it's a flip-side disc and it could get scratches easily. This Director's Cut adds some funny moments and some character development especially from Combs character . This is a one of a kind film from the increasingly talented filmmaker-Peter Jackson. Don't miss it. Executive Produced by Robert Zemeckis Back to the Future Trilogy . Written by Fran Walsh and the Director. Nice music score by Danny Elfman Batman, Nightbreed, Red Dragon . Watch for Jackson in a Cameo. Super 35. **** ½/***** .
Wow! Just watched this movie and what a trip it was!! I can't believe something as lame as Ghostbusters garnered all the attention while this gem was swept aside like the red-headed step-child. So many fantastic characters and twists and turns it made my head spin. I loved everything about this flick including the awesome special effects & the silly humour. Fox shone like he always does and the dude playing the insane FBI agent was brilliant!! Great story, wonderfully directed with great actors and a magic blend of hilarity, scariness, suspense, shocks and spookiness! I read some of <more>
the reviews here and can't believe how negative some of them are & the reasons they give for their negativity. eg "Oh boo hoo! It was awful coz the music sounded like some music I heard in another movie" and "Mr Jackson used CGI & expensive cameras and stuff & I don't think he should be allowed to, so I'm going to punish him with lower marks" etc etc Seriously? I think some people just love to be miserable.This is well worth seeing - it's just become one of my favourite movies. And now I just need to find and buy the Director's Cut for even more fun!
A hugely enjoyable and inventive supernatural horror comedy treat (by Woodyanders)
Superslick phony baloney psychic parapsychologist Frank Bannister Michael J. Fox in excellent unapologetically parasitic sleazeball form has one hell of a novel and effective scam going on. You see, Frank's in league with a motley trio of unrestful spirits -- hot-tempered 70's funky black guy Cyrus a hilariously hip Chi McBride , sniveling bespectacled nerd Stuart an amusingly dweeby Jum Fyfe , and cranky, weary, pistol-packin' cowboy old-timer the Judge a marvelously cantankerous John Astin -- who "haunt" various houses where rich folks reside; Frank arrives on <more>
the case and collects himself a bountiful fee for exorcising the unruly ghosts. But lately things are beginning to go awry for Frank: the locals in the sleepy town of Fairwater are starting to catch on to Frank's crafty con, a loony FBI agent a fabulously frantic Jeffrey Combs wants to nail Frank, lethal mass murderer Johnny Bartlet a creepily on-target Jake Busey and his fragile, sheltered, possibly innocent accomplice Patricia Bradley beautifully played with touching vulnerability by Dee Wallace Stone further complicate Frank's already strife-ridden life, and, most ominous of all, a powerfully nasty and malevolent long dormant murderous supernatural entity reawakens from its lengthy slumber to start killing anew. Only Frank knows about this evil thing's actual existence, so he has to go into action to thwart it before it racks up a hefty body count.Director Peter Jackson who previously gave us the gleefully over-the-top splatterific treats "Bad Taste" and "Dead Alive" before tackling the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the "King Kong" remake and co-screenwriter Fran Walsh have concocted one wickedly twisted, complex and inventive fright film scenario, deftly blending pitch-black humor, starkly horrific scares, elaborate, but judiciously applied special effects, a breathlessly speedy'n'steady pace, madly careening and expansive cinematography, a typically lively, jaunty score by Danny Elfman, and an absorbingly tricky and winding surprise-laden narrative into a deliciously dark and unnerving cinematic brew. It's genuinely refreshing to see a horror feature from the mid-90's that isn't specifically targeted for a no-brainer teenage audience, that has the strength of its own grim convictions, that delivers laughs and jolts aplenty without one canceling the other out, that even doesn't punk out at the very end with some weak, pat, everything-gets-neatly-tied-up-with-a-bow wimpy conclusion. In short, this baby qualifies as a true praiseworthy rarity: a pretty recent full-blooded no-nonsense big budget major studio mainstream shockathon that's every bit as smart, spooky and unsettling as any really up to snuff horror movie ought to be.
What sets out to be a comedy movie with ghosts, and anyone could be forgiven for thinking this is what it would be given that Michael J Fox has the lead rapidly becomes a very dark supernatural thriller.The special effects still look good even by todays standards, and the story is solidly written, good characters and good direction, there is not much to criticise in this movie.The film itself is one that you should not miss, and certainly not because you think its something that it isn't.8/10 A surprising film, that has probably been overlooked by too many movie lovers.
Very entertaining with just the right blend of comedy and horror! (by MovieAddict2016)
THE FRIGHTENERS has just the right blend of comedy and horror, and will please most audiences. Director Peter Jackson did a great job directing this film, and Michael J. Fox gives one of his most unusual performances as a "ghost buster" who has a rare gift that allows him to see the dead. All in all, a unique film that is very different from its competition in the horror drama and really only falls apart towards the end, when it resorts to the typical slasher ending with plot twists. Apart from the end, it's sure to keep you entertained throughout! 4/5 stars JOHN ULMER
Fun and frenetic (by januaryman-1)
The Frighteners is a fun little movie from the mid-90s. It has an pleasing mix of stars who hit their stride in the 80s Fox,Wallace, and Ermey and others who count this as among their first works Alvarado, Busey, McBride . It is an odd mix of horror and humor from Peter Jackson and had state-of-the-art special effects for the time.The Frighteners, filmed and produced in New Zealand, was the biggest special effects movie made at that time outside the Hollywood movie base. It made extensive use of blue screens and had over 400 computer-enhanced special effects. Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh <more>
wrote the script and Jackson directed and produced the film.The Frighteners has an overall tone of whimsy but also has some impressive horror movie moments. The Danny Elfman score fits the movie perfectly. Frank Bannister, played by Fox, is a widowed psychic investigator exploring supernatural goings on in a placid rural town. Newcomer Alvarado plays his romantic interest. Veteran actor John Astin plays a ghost called The Judge who has seen his better days. Ermey plays drill instructor go figure , Sgt Hiles, who is in charge of the local cemetery. He has several lines and a general demeanor that pays homage or satirizes depending on your viewpoint his character in 1987's Full Metal Jacket. Jake Busey plays a good bad man, and McBride plays a funny role as Bannister's ghostly aide.The Frighteners is amusing, frightening, entertaining, and a bit exhausting. It is a great Fall or Halloween movie.