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The Frighteners (1996)

Horror Comedy
106 min.
Release Date
July 19, 1996
DVD Release Date
November 29, 2005 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
106 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for terror and violence

Frank Bannister never expected anyone to take his business seriously, or believe him. He runs a "spirit clearance" business, using his two best friends, which just happen to be ghosts, as his associates. They pretend to be a poltergeist, he "rids" the house they are haunting of them, and gets paid. It doesn't matter if everyone thinks he's a looney bin or a crook.

Until now. Someone, or something, is preying on the innocent, and... Full synopsis »

MOVIE REVIEW

Way back in 1996, no one knew who Peter Jackson was. In fact, he had never directed a film outside of New Zealand before. Jackson was just some scraggly-haired chubby guy who did B-grade horror movies, and, with "The Frighteners," was able to make a B-grade horror movie with a larger budget. Full movie review »
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