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20 years ago today: ‘The Frighteners’ opened in theaters

19 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A bit over a decade after Venkman and co. busted some ghosts, and nearly exactly two decades before Gilbert, Yates, and co. started their Ghostbusters, Michael J. Fox was having his own encounters with ghosts. 20 years ago today, The Frighteners opened in theaters. It was one year after Casper, another movie that had its male lead character seeing ghosts after the death of his wife. Frighteners was Peter Jackson’s theatrical film follow-up to Heavenly Creatures, and it was one of the earliest films that wowed audiences with visual effects by Jackson’s Weta Digital. It’s Fox’s last starring role in a live-action feature film. After Frighteners, he started his run on the TV series Spin City and then took on fewer major acting gigs after revealing his diagnosis with Parkinson’s. Hasn’t stopped Fox from taking the stage and rocking out with Coldplay as recently as this weekend. »

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