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Frighteners, the

Michael J. Fox , Trini Alvarado , Peter Jackson    R (Restricted)   VHS Tape
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

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One movie lover's nightmare is another's raucous joyride, and this special effects-laden horror comedy is bound to split both camps right down the middle. (Or, as Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide puts it, "definitely not for all tastes but a wild time for those who get into it.") Michael J. Fox plays a psychic investigator who can actually see ghosts, and lives with a trio of undead spirits who scare people to promote Fox's ghost-busting business. In a town infamous for serial killings, a new series of deaths prompts Fox to induce his own out-of-body experience so he can battle death in a spirit-plagued netherworld where evil reigns supreme--or something like that. So much happens in this chaotic film that you might feel like you're watching several movies at once--a slasher pic, a supernatural thriller, and a black comedy all rolled into a nonstop showcase for grisly makeup and a dozen varieties of special effects. It's an odd but wildly inventive film from New Zealand director Peter Jackson, who earned critical acclaim for his previous film Heavenly Creatures and would later create the ingenious pseudo-documentary Forgotten Silver. --Jeff Shannon

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4.0 out of 5 stars Practically unknown, it deserves more attention Oct. 22 2013
By Derek
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Great horror/action/comedy that really needs to be seen by more people. Sadly the effects don't quite hold up, and some of the comedy shows its age. But that's not to say the movie isn't still great. Good laughs, a few good scares, and just a wholly unique story and universe that deserves to be explored.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Peter Jackson film Jan. 25 2014
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I remembered seeing it in the theater a long time ago and really enjoyed it, however at that time I didn't know who directed it. After LOTR's I shortly found out that Peter Jackson was the one.
It's entertaining and a must have for The PJ collector.
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5.0 out of 5 stars super Dec 9 2013
By Marie
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C'est un très bon film avec Michael J.Fox, on reconnait son talent d'acteur et son humour avec un supçon de fantasie...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie! Nov. 26 2013
By Birdie
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Seen this movie a long time ago and loved it....still do! Great horror/comedy that still stands the test of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie at Halloween Nov. 2 2013
By Nancy
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Great quality picture and sound. The movie is a little frightening and violent for small kids, but a great story and acted very well. Also big Michael J Fox fan so that doesn't hurt.

Impressed with quality and price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally memorable! May 21 2013
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I found the concepts in this film to be very unique to the Hollywood industry. I found the story very heart-wrenching and touching, while also actually finding myself scared at some parts of the movie. It has a lightness to it that can probably be attributed to Michael J. Fox's comical attitude, and which keeps it JUST this side of a horror film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant April 30 2013
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Première qualitée pour du usagée.
Livraison très rapide par la poste.
J'ai trouvé ce que je recherchais facilement et rapidement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un must dans votre collection ;) Dec 31 2012
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À la fois comédie et horreur (peu), ce film de fantôme est un must pour tous ceux qui aiment Michael J. fox ou ceux qui aime l'horreur autant au maximum qu'au minimum. L'histoire est vraiment intéressante, plein de meurtres et un peu d'épouvante :)
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