Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Frighteners (1996)

Format: HD-DVD
Venue: Rivendell

The Good: Sharp, fun, popcorn-y horror film. Solid script and stellar performances from Michael J. Fox (one of his absolute best), Jeffrey Combs, and Dee Wallace Stone. Peter Jackson proves that those LotR films were no fluke.

The Bad: Watched the Director's Cut with 14min of additional footage...12 of which was deleted for good reason. The theatrical cut is far superior; tighter, more cohesive, far more entertaining.

The Weird: Jeffrey Comb's character lives on his own planet: Planet Looney Tunes. It's bizarre, but also entirely captivating.

Rating: 8/10 Atkins

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