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Ghost Story (1981)

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.

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Storyline

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. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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The time has come to tell the tale.

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18 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Cuento de fantasmas  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,105,729 (USA) (20 December 1981)

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$23,371,905 (USA)
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Trivia

Publicity for this pictured declared that the film was in the tradition of Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe. See more »

Goofs

In the retelling of the 1931 events, Sears & Ricky describe Edward's impotence with Eva. However, Eva was silenced before she had a chance to reveal this information; information which Edward is not likely to have shared (at least, not truthfully.) See more »

Quotes

Gregory Bate: Imagine her waiting for you all these years. Imagine her sleeping under ice and snow... waiting.
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Referenced in Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010) See more »

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Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Written by F. Dudleigh Vernor and Byron D. Stokes
Performed by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
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Good flick!! I wish they made them like this today!!
18 February 2004 | by (oceanside,CA) – See all my reviews

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

Enjoy


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