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About the Movie
Put together a gloomy New England house, a dark night and four of America's legendary leading men and you have all the ingredients for the classic Ghost Story, a spellbinding motion picture based on the bestseller by Peter Straub. Co-starring Patricia Neal, Ghost Story is about the Members of the Chowder Society: Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman, who get together each week to share tales of horror. Soon, however, a secret terror invades the group, and one by one, they die mysteriously because of a real life ghost story that is part of their past.
This is Horror, not eye candy...
This ain’t kid’s stuff. When it released to home video (1982), I hadn’t heard of it. But I bought it because of well known actors, figuring it couldn’t be too bad if all these guys were in it. I’ve watched it many times over the years, and it creeps me out each and every time even though I know the story well. The female lead of this tale is played by Alice Krige (best known as the Borg Queen from Star Trek: First Contact). Her performance was so intense and chilling; I believe it actually damaged her film career for many years – too real and haunting for casting Directors to image her in other roles. Houseman, Astaire, Douglas, and Fairbanks were all superb (and we expect that!); it’s Krige that made this movie great. As I said, this ain’t kid’s stuff: it’s not flashy, gory, visual shock candy. Instead, it’s a story that unfolds with angst, tension, regret, guilt, and justice. Oh, and it’s scary too. WARNING: Do not show this film to children and young adults (especially those showing some intelligence and maturity): it all feels so real and plausible. It’ll haunt you; it will damage them.
This is the type of story you tell around a camp fire. Its deliciously creepy from the start, and the ending will leave you with goose bumps for days. I loved it. These older films just seem to have a quality lost in todays cinema.
great movie from when I was a kid! best part was her coming out of the car, of course there all good parts! Loved the actress and how she can send a chill down you with just words, even before it cuts to her image "Gorey!" lol BUt by far a triumph of classic cinema!
- Genre: Horror
- Released: 1981
- © 1981 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.