The Frighteners

The Frighteners

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Writer: Fran Walsh,Peter Jackson
  • Countries of origin: New Zealand, United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: July 19, 1996
  • Sound mix: DTS, DTS-Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Robert Zemeckis Presents: The Frighteners
  • "The Frighteners" is a horror film directed by Peter MJ, starring Michael J. Fox, Trine Avalado and others.
    The film tells the story of a series of mysterious deaths in the small town of Fulwater. Frank, who claims to be able to talk to the soul, finally finds the truth of the bizarre murder.


    • Release date July 19, 1996
    • Filming locations Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    • Production companies Universal Pictures, WingNut Films

    Box office


    $30,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Amy 2021-12-10 08:01:31

      The work of the stunt master

      Watching this movie was directed at Mike J. Fox, and because of Peter Jackson, it didn’t disappoint me.
         It is Peter Jackson who made such a beautiful movie more than ten years ago!
          At that time, the special effects were not very sophisticated, but he could use the simplest special effects combined with very novel expressions to express the effects that appeared in many horror movies that could not be achieved. This is a genius, haha.
          To say that horror is actually not...

    • By Britney 2021-12-10 08:01:31

      It’s hard to believe it was a movie 16 years ago

      An exorcism work before Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings". This type of film has become a routine after "The Exorcist". There are too many, but Peter puts humor and special effects into this genre like a booster. The filming of this film is very vivid.

      Changing the low-pitched music is another oppressive exorcism film, but in reality it is not the case. Every little soul in the film seems to be a comedian, shaking one after another.

      It should also be produced by Weta’s...

    • By Michel 2021-12-10 08:01:31

      Peter the Great, an extraordinary move!

      ——After watching the movie, I moved it up to see it, and then I realized that this was actually a work by Peter the Great—Peter Jackson, I rely on it, I said, why is it so awkward!

      ——When I watched "A Group of Corpses Played in the World", I deeply understood Peter the Great’s awesomeness. Today I watched "Terror Ghosts" (also known as: Supernatural Powers and Ghosts). I deeply feel that the Great is the Great. The films are all outstanding.

      ——Add humor and love to the...

    • By Justina 2021-12-10 08:01:31

      Scare people in the name of humor

      The filming was purely accidental, but after watching it, I was very pleased. I have always refused to accept the blending of horror and comedy, but Peter Jackson is really a genius in this regard. The two elements complement each other in his place, and they are both brilliant: the horror film is made into black humor, which makes people feel dumb after watching it. Chuckle.

      The most funny and ironic character in the film is the FBI agent. His hairstyle, face, and eyes all...

    • By Clare 2021-12-10 08:01:31

      Supernatural power

      I always mistakenly thought that his famous work was a plasma horror b-level film. It turned out to be a humorous horror route. The

      whole film is very cute. Because more than 500 CG shots are used, the special effects studio has changed from one computer to more than 30 sets in

      order to pay for it in the future. He can use the computer he bought more, so he decided to shoot the Lord of the Rings series next...It’s really casual enough. Hehe,

      this film is also a...

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    • By Ruth 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      Very interesting~! Male killer is my dish...

    • By Ayden 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      Three and a half stars, so does the final result mean that God Mode is turned...

    • By Scottie 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      so fucking fucked...

    • By Dolores 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      Peter Jackson's first experience in Hollywood is still quite a genius. The combination of murderous B-level movies and supernatural crime solving has created a villain with the image of a Montenegrin old...

    • By Dovie 2022-04-24 07:01:07

      3.5. Peter's horror-comedy qualities, plus a ghostly version of Michael J. Fox's Back to the Future. It's not very scary, it continues the funny style of "Bad Taste", etc. I prefer the first half of the film, the editing is smooth and...

    Movie plot

    Version one
    People who died of a mysterious heart disease appeared one after another in Fulwater City. The psychic Frank was accidentally involved in this incident. Frank's wife died in a car accident, and he survived to gain the ability to talk to the soul.
    He met three ghost friends to make a living by providing "ghost exorcism services". When he pretended to exorcise ghosts at Lucy's house, he found the number 37 on Lucy's husband...
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    Evaluation action

    Although it was a 96-year film, it does not look out of date at all. The story is stripped away, with frequent gags, the final tense duel, and the love naturally revealed by the protagonist and heroine. All of them make people excited during the viewing process.
    The 96 film, a large number of undead shots, special effects at this level are already hard to come by. Peter MJ added a lot of fun tricks to the film, and he took his horrible...
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    Movie quotes

    • Ray Lynskey: Got a kiss for Honey Bunny? I know, I know it's the way I look. It's this damn ectoplasm stuff. It turns you off,doesn't it? Come on Lucy you're not listening to me.Look,baby I know we have a great relationship. It's just that lately I don't feel you've been giving hundred percent.

    • Frank Bannister: I'm just trying to make a living.

      Magda Rees-Jones: Living? Not a word you'd know a lot about. Is it Mr. Bannister?

    • Stuart, Bannister's Ghostly Assistant: Come on. You're out of your mind. You're talking about a mythical figure. A pseudo-religious icon from the 12th century.

      Judge: Save your pea brain prattle for the classroom,boy. That was the soul collector and he's been taking people out since time began. He's been going about some dark business here in Fairwater and we ain't nothing but worm bait. When your number's up, that's it.