R | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
The shooting script originally included another character at the cemetery called the Gatekeeper, a big chubby angel who would be acting as the cemetery's guardian. A large Gatekeeper prop was created, and some scenes with him were filmed. However, these were omitted from the film, as Peter Jackson couldn't really find a good explanation for the angel's presence. Most of its role was taken over by the Sergeant Hiles character (R. Lee Ermey).
Catch you later, Hiles.
Sergeant Hiles: Hey, my tour of duty runs another 85 years! There's a piece of dirt up here with your name on it, Bannister! I'm waiting for you, you little maggot!
When Frank goes to talk with the news paper editor the news paper has a picture of Lucy at Rays funeral,which has not happened jet.
UK cinema, VHS and initial DVD versions were cut by the BBFC for a '15' certification. The bloody shot of Patricia's mother lying on a bed was slightly shortened, and Agent Milton getting his head blown off is spliced into two separate shots with a quick, rearranged insert of Frank falling backwards to tone down the gore-factor - in the US version, Milton's head is blown off in one bloody shot. These scenes were reinstated in the Director's Cut, which also has a '15' certification, after the BBFC finally waived the cuts.
$5,565,000 (USA) (21 July 1996)