The Frighteners Trailer & Clips


The Frighteners full movie is released on Jul 19, 1996. Watch The Frighteners online - the English Comedy movie from New Zealand , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $29,359,216. The Frighteners is directed by Peter Jackson and created by Fran Walsh with Michael J. Fox and Trini Alvarado. The Frighteners is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

After a car accident in which his wife, Debra, was killed and he was injured, Frank Bannister develops psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts. After losing his wife, he then gave up his job as an architect, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete for years, and put these skills to use by befriending a few ghosts and getting them to haunt houses in the area to drum up work for his ghostbusting business; Then Frank proceeds to "exorcise" the houses for a fee. But when he discovers that an entity resembling the Grim Reaper is killing people, marking numbers on their forehead beforehand, Frank tries to help the people whom the Reaper is after!

As know as:

Horrible Ghosts/Horrible Phantoms, Agárrame esos fantasmas, Κυνηγός φαντασμάτων, Baubai, Sospesi nel tempo

Release Date:

Jul 19, 1996

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 29, 2005


New Zealand, United States



Stream Service:

MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Production Companies:

Universal Pictures, WingNut Films

Official Site:

Official Facebook

Gross worldwide:



Something has put the fear of death in the living and sent the dead running for their lives., No Rest for the Wicked., Dead yet?, Your number's up!, Frightening, isn't it?, When your number's up, its up., Death is no way to make a living!


Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
[Michael J.] Fox seems to be trying to get hip in the movies, and he's lost his way here.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 23, 2017
Todd McCarthy
Story was originally conceived as an episode of "Tales From the Crypt," and that is perhaps what it should have remained, as the thinness of the conceit shows throughout, painfully so in the first half.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 26, 2009
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
At times the relentless special effects and tangled plotting veer towards visual and narrative overkill, but the final tonal swerve is shocking and effective.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 26, 2006

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