Ghost Story


(out of 5)

Toothless thriller that features some great actors of yore in their last roles. , ,  and  are part of a secret society that get together in their small eastern town to frighten each other with ghost stories. One of their members loses their son in a tragic accident, prompting the son’s twin brother () to come home for a visit only to see his father perish as well. From there begins a series of mysterious events as Wasson forces his elder companions to reveal the tale of a woman they all spurned many decades ago and who is very likely continuing to walk the earth in order to enact her revenge. It’s a clever conceit for a film, and it truly is great to see all these actors on the screen (not to mention a criminally wasted  as Astaire’s wife), but the terrible script never manages to be the least bit scary or intense.

Universal Pictures

USA, 1981

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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