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The Frighteners
reviewed by moviewavs

Ratings / 5
 Sound  5 
 Visuals  5 
 Effects  5 
 Features  2 
 Transfer  4 
 Packaging  5 
 Overall  4.33 
Disc Information
 Audio  Dolby Digital 5.1
 Other Languages  French (Dolby Stereo Surround)
 Subtitles  English
 Aspect Ratio  2.35:1 (Animorphic Widescreen)
 Discs  Layers 1  2
 Packaging  Clamshell Push Button
Bonus Features
 Featurettes  None
 Trailers & Spots  theatrical Trailer (Fullscreen and pro logic)
 Commentaries  None
 Interviews  None
 Storyboards  None
 Galleries  None
 Other  Production Notes
Chapter Highlights
 Ch. 1:  Thunder and lightening. There are some cutting edge visual effects when the wall comes alive. 11:00 in there is an electric chair sound effect.
 Ch. 2:  5:00 in number on the forehead visual. Also more of the wall coming alive at the end of the chapter.
 Ch. 3:  The transparent ghosts. Old effect but well done - they've added some light refraction to give it some texture.
 Ch. 4:  Morphing effects blended with the ghosting effect. 3:45 in there are some great heavy machine gun sound effects.
 Ch. 6:  More of the living-wall and forehead effects and then a great mirror effect and a cloaked personification of death (flawless cgi work). Then the tunnel of light as the man descends towards heaven.
 Ch. 8:  Another tunnel of light.
 Ch. 9:  You can notice that when death pounces on Magda that it is a cgi Magda. Very well done but you can tell it's cgi because her movements are a bit unreal.
 Ch. 10:  5:00 in there is some thunder in the background. 6:50 in the house comes alive.
 Ch. 12:  4:40 in a ghost is run over by a car.
 Ch. 13:  Death turns to liquid.
 Ch. 14:  Flashbacks are marked with a cool sound effect.
 Ch. 15:  Heaven and Hell.
 Ch. 16:  1:30 in "Don't Fear The Reaper"
 Strengths:  Sound, Visuals, Effects, 2.35:1 (Animorphic Widescreen), Danny Elfman's Score.
 Weaknesses:  No features.
 Running Time:  Approx. 110 minutes
 Synopsis:      In the sleepy little town of Fairwater, a monstrous evil has awakened...an evil so powerful, its reach extends beyond the grave. Director Peter Jackson and Executive Producer Robert Zemeckis unleash a riveting thriller with the most spectacular special effects this side of the hereafter.
     For Frank Banister (Michael J. Fox), death is a great way to make a living: ridding haunted houses of their unwelcome "guests." But he's in cahoots with the very ghosts he promises to evict! It's the perfect scam...until Frank finds himself at the center of a dark mystery. A diabolical spirit is on a murderous rampage, and the whole town believes Frank is behind it.
     Boasting music by Danny elfman and co-starring Trini Alvarado, Jeffery Combs and John Astin, this supernatural chiller is so fiendishly entertaining, it's scary!
 Other Thoughts:  If you want the best mix of comedy and horror, buy this movie. Danny Elfman's score is great: bone-chilling and brilliant. Visual effects are amazing.
A/V System Reviewed On:
 Receiver:  Denon AVR-5800
 TV:  Mitsubishi WS-55805
 Speakers:  Polk Audio
 Fronts:  RT 800i
 Center:  CS 400i
 Surrounds:  FX 500i
 Rear Surrounds:  Boston Acoustics 575X THX
 Subwoofer:  PW 650
 DVD Player:  Sony DVP 860
 Audio:  Monster Cable Interlink® LightSpeed™ 100 Fiber Optic
 Video:  Monster Video® 3 High-Resolution Component Video Cable
 Speaker Wire:  Monster Cable XP with Monster Cable connectors
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