The Frighteners (1996 film)

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The Frighteners, AKA Robert Zemeckis Presents: The Frighteners, Horrible Ghosts/Horrible Phantoms, (1996)

Summary

"Death is no way to make a living. When your number's up, its up!" After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Details

  • Release Date: 1996
  • Country/Language: New Zealand/US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Runtime: 1 hr 50 min
  • Starring: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Writer: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
  • Producer/Production Co: Universal Pictures, WingNut Films
  • View Trailer: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

The cultists in this film might play well as somewhat over-the-top examples of Lovecraftian cultists (especially the FBI profiler), but the film itself isn't especially Lovecraftian.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

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After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.


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