Frighteners, The - 1996
Wingnut Films/Universal Pictures - 106, 110 or 123 min.
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Cast: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin,
Dee Wallacestone, Jeffrey Combs, Jake Busey, Chi McBride.
Writers: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh; Production Design: Grant
Major; Directors of Photography: Alun Bollinger, John Blick;
Editor: Jamie Selkirk; Music: Danny Elfman; Executive Producer:
Robert Zemekis; Director: Peter Jackson.
In the quiet town of Fairwater, Frank Bannister makes a living by
ridding haunted houses of their unwelcome "guest". But, as it
happens, he is in collusion with the very ghosts he promises to
evict. It works well until he happens upon a case which involves
a diabolical spirit on a murderous rampage - and the town
believes Frank is behind it. Filmed in Lyttelton, standing in as
Fairwater along with a few Wellington area shots, this film was not highly
received at the U.S. boxoffice, although it is very well directed
with excellent special effects. The mix of humour with horror
might have been the reason. A very entertaining film that is
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B