The Frighteners (1996 film)
The Frighteners, AKA Robert Zemeckis Presents: The Frighteners, Horrible Ghosts/Horrible Phantoms, (1996)
"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.
- 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)
- Rated: R (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content)
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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Associated Mythos Elements
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- film: compare to Beetlejuice (1988 franchise) and Ghostbusters (1984 franchise)
- race: Ghosts
- race: Human Cultist
- race: Lich