The Frighteners (1996)

R   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror


The Frighteners (1996) Poster

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.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7.1/10
76,438

Videos


Photos

  • Peter Jackson in The Frighteners (1996)
  • Jake Busey in The Frighteners (1996)
  • Michael J. Fox in The Frighteners (1996)
  • Michael J. Fox and Peter Jackson in The Frighteners (1996)
  • The Frighteners (1996)
  • Michael J. Fox and Trini Alvarado in The Frighteners (1996)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


27 December 1998 | DaveKerr
10
| Expertly Crafter
The Frighteners is an excellent horror-comedy-drama in which Michael J. Fox plays ex-architect and now psychic scamster Frank Bannister. The film revolves around the premise that Frank, after being involved in an accident which resulted in the death of his wife, can now see disembodied spirits and runs a scam in which the ghouls haunt houses under the order of Frank and then he 'exorcises' them for a fee. However, a series of murders begin in Frank's town and it becomes achingly clear that these murders have something to do with his wife's death. The romantic involvement comes in the form of Trini Alvarado (Little Women) who plays a doctor who's husband was killed by the evil forces at work. This film achieves many things, it manages to create a comic atmosphere at times whilst being able to make us feel real sympathy for the character of Frank and his tragic circumstances. This is a truly under-rated film and it is well worth watching.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Picks His Iron Throne Winner

"Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau won't spoil how the show really ends, but does share his favorite Jaime scene and pick who would win in a battle for the throne.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com