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mattalgrand 11-21-2006 11:13 AM

The Frighteners
 
I recently re-watched The Frighteners (on the fantastic Director's Cut DVD with almost an almost 4 hour long making-of documentary) and I couldn't help but really enjoy it this time around. I think the first half of the movie is an alright CGI-goofball comedy but by the last hour, it veers into a dark and demented horror flick that works on many levels.

I don't think The Frighteners had its due, technology and quality-wise, when it was first released. Peter Jackson sure knows how to make some fun flicks.

Vodstok 11-21-2006 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by mattalgrand (Post 512409)
I recently re-watched The Frighteners (on the fantastic Director's Cut DVD with almost an almost 4 hour long making-of documentary) and I couldn't help but really enjoy it this time around. I think the first half of the movie is an alright CGI-goofball comedy but by the last hour, it veers into a dark and demented horror flick that works on many levels.

I don't think The Frighteners had its due, technology and quality-wise, when it was first released. Peter Jackson sure knows how to make some fun flicks.

I havent seen any special features, but i remember seeing it when it came out on video and wondering how it didnt do better.I LOVED it.

the_real_linda 11-21-2006 03:16 PM

i loved it....i still got it on vhs.....i am now a peter jackson fan.....someone who can do that and heavenly creatures and braindead is fine by me

paws the great 11-21-2006 04:37 PM

The Frighteners is a favorite of mine.

Great flick.:D

the_real_linda 11-21-2006 04:45 PM

how could people not like it....a melanie lynskey cameo in it too

http://www.nndb.com/people/922/000043793/melanie.jpg

The_Return 11-21-2006 04:51 PM

My all-time favourite movie, bar NONE.

GetrDone 11-21-2006 07:13 PM

I just bought the Director's Cut last week. Haven't watched this one with the bonus features yet but I really loved it when it first came out.

Disease 11-21-2006 11:35 PM

I saw it a couple of times a long time ago and never got into it, I'll see it again sometime on latenight tv perhaps.

Roderick Usher 11-22-2006 09:44 AM

This is one of those films that makes me crazy.

The elements are all there...comedy, horror, cool fx, an interesting premise... but this one never really clicked with me.

I'm gonna have to lay this one at the feet of the actors. MJ Fox is so likable and benign that you never believe that he Could have killed his own wife (like the townsfolk think)

And Jake Busey plays the whole movie like a cartoon character - and it sort of takes me out of the film.

Don't get me wrong, I like it, but don't love it.

Vodstok 11-22-2006 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Roderick Usher (Post 512912)
This is one of those films that makes me crazy.

The elements are all there...comedy, horror, cool fx, an interesting premise... but this one never really clicked with me.

I'm gonna have to lay this one at the feet of the actors. MJ Fox is so likable and benign that you never believe that he Could have killed his own wife (like the townsfolk think)

And Jake Busey plays the whole movie like a cartoon character - and it sort of takes me out of the film.

Don't get me wrong, I like it, but don't love it.

Gotta agree with you on MJF... I could walk in on him slashing someone to pieces and probably wouldnt buy it...


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