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The Frighteners (1996)

Director:
Peter Jackson

COUNTRY
USA/New Zealand

Genre
Comedy/Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Frighteners

RUNNING TIME
105 minutes

Producer:
Peter Jackson
Jamie Selkirk
Screenwriter:
Frances Walsh
Peter Jackson


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Frank Bannister Michael J. Fox
Lucy Lynskey Trini Alvarado -
Ray Lynskey Peter Dobson -
Judge John Astin -
Patricia Bradley Dee Wallace-Stone -
Hiles R. Lee Ermey -
Museum Curator Stuart Devenie -
Man with Pietcings Peter Jackson -

 

Review

Peter Jackson has demonstrated his creativity and boldness over the last few years, not least with his gory masterpiece Braindead. With Frighteners he continues along similar thematic lines, but the comedy here is slighter and the story much less clever and edgy. This is closer to Ghostbusters than to Braindead. The film is visually impressive, but Jackson's Hollywood flirtations has resulted in too much of everything not just blood.

Copyright 31.3.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 17.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)