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.






About Ray Marek III 300 Articles
There is so much more about me. I hate this phrase, but I am an aspiring comic book writer. Problems with finding artists and getting published have held me back. Writing comics has been a dream for, well as long as I can remember. Now I am writing with a great team, Apogee Comics and hopefully we will make some noise in the same way Image comics did in the 1990s. One day, Rage of Rayzor and the Horror Syndicate will lead me to my dream. Support me, by sharing this site, liking and sharing posts, even following me on twitter would help @Rayzor_33. But you want to know about the horror…right? 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. When my little brother was 2, I was 10, so were talking 1990. He was introduced to Halloween and I made him believe Haddonfield, IL was a real place. We lived in Illinois at the time and this terrified him. After the intial shock, he grew older and more interested in horror films. When he was 8, we went to the local video store and made our way to the horror section. We started with Alien and worked our way through the alphabet of horror. That day we basically started our course in horror. 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)