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Cinderella (1950)
Mrs. Lynskey is made up to resemble the evil stepmother.
Psycho (1960)
Mod Squad (1968) (TV Series)
The Exorcist (1973)
Carrie (1976)
The Shining (1980)
Shot of Frank Bannister peering through a hole in a door is a reference to the 'Here's Johnny' shot.
The Dead Zone (1983)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Jim Fyfe also played one of the ghost Scoleri brothers
Forrest Gump (1994)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
A picture of Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynsky as Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker is featured on the box of a video about famous killers.
Casper (1995)
Fargo (1996)

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Versus (2000)
The law officer who claims to be an FBI agent has make-up, hairstyling and costume (not to mention personality) identical to the megalomaniac Jeffrey Combs FBI agent in Peter Jackson's THE FRIGHTENERS.
Behind the Bull: Forgotten Silver (2000) (Video)
mentioned once
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Ringenes herre - Eventyret om ringen (2001) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film by name
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
The ghosts' real forms are them in a blue light that is like the ghosts in The Frighteners.
Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004) (Video Game)
In Silent Hill 4 and The Frighteners, there is a ghost that comes out of the wall but still has the same texture as the wall. Also they both have the plot of a serial killer carving numbers into their victims.
American Dad!: All About Steve (2005) (TV Episode)
Steve distracts Dan Vebber by burning a pair of underwear that Peter Jackson wore while editing this movie.
ParaNorman (2012)
The ghosts that Norman sees have a bright color on them to show they are ghosts.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Candy Candy (2013) (TV Episode)
blu-ray release
Face Off: The Laughing Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Official Drummer (2016) (TV Special)
The Flash: Flash Back (2016) (TV Episode)
When describing the appearance of a Time Wraith, Cisco asks Barry if he has ever seen The Frighteners (1996).
No Sleep TV3: Lions & Tigers & Ghosts, Oh My! (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed
The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) (TV Episode)
"When you have rejects from The Frighteners around every corner..."

Featured in 

Movie Magic: Ghost Effects: Ghost Stories (1996) (TV Episode)
Footage from the movie is shown in conjunction with "making of" footage.
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
clips shown
Masters of Horror (2002) (TV Movie)
Clips from the movie are featured throughout the show
Forget About It: Back to the Future (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips from this movie are shown at some point
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet julespecial (2013) (TV Episode)
During interview with Peter Jackson clip is shown


The H-Man (1958)
Skin Game (1971)
Poltergeist (1982)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R. Lee Ermey plays the ghost of a shouting U.S. Marine sergeant and a number of his lines are taken from this.
Ghost (1990)
Doc Hollywood (1991)

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