Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story.
Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Stars: John Irvin
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 1981
Time: 110 min
IMDb: 6.3/10


Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley’s twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Plot Keywords: winston-churchill-character / ghost-story / death / picture / secret
Taglines: The time has come to tell the tale.
Certificate: Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | United Kingdom:18 | United States:R | West Germany:16
Cast: Fred Astaire , Melvyn Douglas , Douglas Fairbanks Jr. , John Houseman , Craig Wasson , Patricia Neal , Alice Krige , Jacqueline Brookes , Miguel Fernandes , Lance Holcomb , Mark Chamberlin , Tim Choate , Kurt Johnson , Ken Olin , Brad Sullivan , Michael O’Neill , Guy Boyd , Robert Burr , Helena Carroll , Robin Curtis , Breon Gorman , James Greene , Cagle D. Green , Kyra Carleton , Ruth Hunt , Deborah Offner , Virginia Bingham , William F. Conway , Russell R. Bletzer , Terrance Mario Carnes , Alfred Curven , Edward F. Dillon , Alvin W. Fretz , Hugh Hires , Raymond J. Quinn , Barbara von Zastrow , Betty Low , Mason Cardiff , Gale Grindle


Company: Universal Pictures
Country: United States
Language: English
Released Date: 18 Dec 1981 (USA)
Year: 1981
Film Location: Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Runtime: 110 min
Soundmix: Mono
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

User Review:

david de luce » Watched this one in the theater when I was a kid, still enjoy it to this day as one my all time favorite movies. Yes, it does have holes in it and sparks some questions as to why the one seeking revenge is doing what they're doing. There are solid performances from ALL the cast members, especially from Craig Wasson and Alice Krieg If you've ever read the book by Peter Struab, you'll know why there's holes in the movie as the book is very much like a 'Stephen King' book, in that it is so rich with information and atmosphere that the film producers and John Irvin just could not get all of it into a 2 hour film. I actually a couple of years ago that they might be re'making this one, but as a Mini-Series on TV

I give it 8 out of 10 stars

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