a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
No Rest for the Wicked.
After a car accident in which his wife, Debra, was killed and he was injured, Frank Bannister develops psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts.
Peter Jackson's "The Frighteners" is full of so much over-the-top, wam-bam energy that it is hard to be able to latch on to anything with meaning or value. Not that the film is made to be deep or meaningful. It is the kind of full-speed horror-comedy-adventure where everything is played at high volumes for maximum enjoyment. Still, it is nice when a film slows down and lets its audience connect with something. This eventually happens in "The Frighteners," turning it from ghost adventure bore to engaging thrill ride; but it is almost too late to make the experience anything beyond fleeting fun.
Revolving around Michael J. Fox's psychic investigator, the film follows Fox's character as he deals with a malignant…
Give it up, Frank! Death ain't no way to make a living!
Peter Jackson's first Hollywood film and last to be based on original material going on 16 years now, is often overlooked and under-appreciated. Jackson went on to make some sort of fantasy films based on some books or something... it seems their mild success overshadows much of everything Jackson did previously.
It would also end up being Michael J. Fox's last onscreen leading role in a feature film. It ends up being a great seldom seen role for Fox as his character, Frank Bannister, is hardly a good samaritan but also not a complete undesirable. While he doesn't want to hurt anyone, he will go out of…
Review In A Nutshell:
Peter Jackson, a name that has been long rejoiced by many film enthusiasts everywhere because of his great adaptation of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the lesser and over-bloated Hobbit trilogy. Here we have the film that he has made before the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a showcase of abundant and at the time impressive visual effects; which is probably the main reason that he was chosen to helm the trilogy. Jackson has always favoured spectacle over story, even if he retains faithfulness to the source material, it still manages to highlight the film’s scope and effects; tugging the nerves of the heart rather than the mind. The Frighteners is so far the…
Peter Jackson's The Frighteners was a comedy/horror film that truly fitted that definition. With equals parts of both, neither too gratuitous, this was a welcome return to form for Michael J Fox after a few years of iffy roles.
Fox plays a former architect, who, following the death of his wife, can see ghosts and apparitions. Passing himself off as a psychic investigator, he uses these friends to drum up business in his local area,and is little more than a conman. Things change however when he witnesses a hooded specter who kills people and carves numbers into their foreheads. Implicated after several people he'd had run-ins with end up dead, the hunt is on to stop this mysterious entity before…
Time has mostly been kind to Michael J Fox's last big cinematic role, which was also the film that sent Peter Jackson off into Mordor for over a decade. Chaos reigns in this dark-comedy ghost story, Jackson determined to inject as much frantic energy as possible, compensating for a thin story with multiple sub-plots crawling back from the dead.
MJF no longer looks like the eternally young guy who made a bright career off the back of his boyish looks. Age and his struggle win Parkinsons are no doubt the cause of that and although he gives it his best shot he feels like a misfit for the role. As the straight forward fall guy he does just fine, the…
Film #62 in my 2016 Hoop-tober (3.0) list.
Peter Jackson. I know you- you reading this, not "you, Peter Jackson." I know you are probably a kid who grew up in a world where the Lord of the Rings franchise was in the center of mainstream cinema's universe and, therefore, the name "Peter Jackson" to you is synonymous with millennial sorcery-fantasy epics. Well, let me tell you about the Peter Jackson I know. Peter Jackson is the master of millennial elfy, hobbity mythy sword fighting foresty, wizardy family fantasy epics. But, before that, he was known as the horror genre's resident court jester / class clown in training to not only surpass Sam Raimi's reign as director of the goriest…
spooky 2k16 halloween challenge
2. a movie with a friendly ghost/ghosts
Things I liked:
•Michael J. Fox
•The overall setting, tone, and pacing.
•The fact that Peter Jackson has clearly never been afraid of sudden tonal shifts, and that they pretty much always work for him.
Things I didn't like:
•The way Jeffrey Combs' character was written. (Protip: trauma isn't funny.)
•The fact that Michael J. Fox's character and Trini Alvarado's are hooking up less than a week after the latter's husband died because Every Movie Needs a Heterosexual Romance™.
Still wonderfully entertaining 20 years on, this comedy chiller from Peter Jackson is endlessly inventive, and bloody scary in places! Michael J Fox is terrific in a role you'd never expect him to play, and Jake Busey makes a hell of an impression.
Jeffrey Combs has the ability to take any stupid role and commit to it with 100% sincerity. Comfy ass 90s horror comedy.
RIP creative Peter Jackson.
Review pending (Flickfeast)
Neat, simple written horror comedy which fills your craving for a straightforward entertaining film inspite of a few downfalls here and there
#424 THE FRIGHTENERS - A bad comedy saved by Peter Jackson’s extraordinary vision and skill #DLMChallenge #366Movies #366Days ★★★½ twitter.com/junesongprovidr/status/785111436150398976/photo/1
This movie had me michale j foxing in my boots because of the spooky level
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