The Frighteners (1996)

enjoyableyes
spookyyes
scaryno
unsettlingyes
goreyes
body horrorno
violence toward animalsno
Bechdel-Wallace testfailed
Mako Moripassed
X was the real YIt turns out that video wasn't the real killer of the radio star.

What does it say about society that a person who can see ghosts would resort to scams to make a living.

I thought this was pretty fun, and I mostly enjoyed it but it also wasn't super memorable. I just noticed that Peter Jackson directed it (I knew Zemeckis was involved so I assumed he directed it), and that Danny Elfman did the music. I feel like I should be able to say something about this, but in the day and a half since I watched it, I've forgotten many of the specifics.

I only have two real complaints about this one. I wish the FBI agent had been written out. He didn't feel necessary and he detracted from every scene he was in. There also was a ghost-mummy sex joke that rubbed me the wrong way.