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3.0 out of 5 stars Two or three movies in one, 22 Dec. 2007
This review is from: The Frighteners [DVD] (DVD)
The director's cut of The Frighteners doesn't help the film's awkward shifts of tone much, but then this always seemed like two or three good ideas that never really gelled into the same movie. The idea of Michael J. Fox's paranormal investigator running a scam with a trio of real ghosts who haunt the houses he charges to exorcise is never given enough of a comic workout, just as the inspired idea of an undead serial killer trying to beat the competition in the body count stakes because "the title should be held by an American" never becomes a genuinely chilling figure. There are a few neat twists, but the film still feels more like it had a pitch and a treatment rather than a solid script, offering only a third as much fun as it really should. Still, no complaints aboutthe lavish extras on this 3-disc set - aside from the usual deleted scenes and trailer there's even a four hour documentary produced by Jackson!
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Trevor Willsmer
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