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The Ghost Writer (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  15 August 1990 (USA)
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Anthony Strack
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Edgar Strack (as Josh Miller)
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Cindy Strack (as Juliet Sorcey)
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Kurt Paul is listed in the end credits as Paul Bearer (the cemetery caretaker), however, his scene was cut from the final version of the pilot which aired on network television, but it remains in the unfinalized workprint of the pilot and can been seen online on YouTube. See more »

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Edgar Starck: May I also be excused? I'd like to get back to my Ouija board. I believe it's put me in contact with Truman Capote.
Anthony Strack: What makes you think that?
Edgar Starck: It's spelling with a lisp.
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Never had a chance but deserved one
1 May 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was one show that never had a chance, but deserved one. "Ghost Writer" starring the late great Anthony Perkins, was a comedy in a class by itself. It had dark humor ingeniously incorporated with really bad jokes.

The premise focused on a novelist (Perkins) who was caught in a bad case of writers block. Desperate and ready to give up, be thinks suicide is the only way out. Before he his able to complete the deed, he is visited by a plethora of unearthly beings. These included a dead bride, a "something" under the stairs and a host of other ghostly helpers. And in turn the ideas begin to fly.

Though its run was only 2 episodes, those few who were able to view it greatly enjoyed it. It was a chance to see Perkins in a comedic role where his inherent creepiness could shine through brilliantly. Had it been given a chance and had Perkins lasted the run, I think this could have been one of the cult TV classics of all time.


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