20 Years of Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners

Sometimes I feel like the Frighteners gets over looked.  I don’t know if it is a horror movie or a movie with horror elements.  It doesn’t matter.  The Frighteners is a lot of fun.  Michael J. Fox stars in a film that does not seem like something he would be a part of, but he is great.  He plays architect Frank Bannister who’s wife dies and gained the power to see ghosts.  So now he scams people with the help of a couple of ghosts who he befriended.

Peter Jackson, yes from Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit wrote and directed the Frighteners and to me, it is one of his very best.  There is not much in his catalog of films that are bad.  I was surprised to see the cast list, Dee Wallace and Jeffery Combs, yeah horror heavy weights.

Let’s pull this out of the ole DVD collection and watch.  It is a fun movie and if you missed this over the last 20 year, shame on you.






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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)