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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Ricky Hawthorne
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John Jaffrey
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Edward Wanderley
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Sears James
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Don / David
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Stella
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Alma / Eva
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Milly
Miguel Fernandes ...
Gregory Bate
Lance Holcomb ...
Fenny Bate
Mark Chamberlin ...
Young John Jaffrey
Tim Choate ...
Young Ricky Hawthorne
Kurt Johnson ...
Young Edward Wanderley
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Young Sears James
Brad Sullivan ...
Sheriff Hardesty
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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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Trivia

One of two 1981 movies starring Craig Wasson, the other film was Arthur Penn's Four Friends (1981). See more »

Goofs

With David's naked plunge through the window, not only does the towel disappear but in the distant long shot of him falling from the building, there is no broken window. See more »

Quotes

Eva: I will take you places you've never been. I will show you things that you have never seen and I will see the life run out of you.
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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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I love this movie
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't remember the first time I saw this movie, but I own it and watch it when I feel like watching a good old scary movie that I can relate to so well. I also admire all the actors in this movie. Craig Wasson is awesome. I did not even realize that he played in so many other movies and series and has a movie in the process that I want to see. In Ghost Story he falls right into his role. Its great how he looked so scared when his could of been bride to be was walking towards him as she looked in her watery grave. I give it an 8 because there were people that could have been left out like the boy and escaped convict. This is definitely a great movie to watch with other believers.


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