Tales from the Darkside: Season 4, Episode 3

The Spirit Photographer (11 Oct. 1987)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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A man invents a camera which can make ghosts disappear and use it in a room haunted by a violent spirit.

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Richard Clarke ...
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A man invents a camera which can make ghosts disappear and use it in a room haunted by a violent spirit.

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Photographing ghosts
25 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As an episode of the TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE TV series, THE SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHER manages to summon up a little of the appropriately spooky atmosphere here and there. The story involves a paranormal investigator who purchases a house with a haunted reputation. His goal is to get some photographs of actual ghosts, but of course there's a twist in the tale.

Like most episodes of this show, not a lot actually happens during the running time, at least until the end, which you can put down to a lack of budget and the limited imagination of the scriptwriter. Saying that, this is still better than many other episodes, as it actually features ghosts (in a few effective scenes) and has some creepy bits here and there. It's also a little more original than most, which gives it some charm.


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