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.
Several old college friends converge at a mansion, ostensibly for a pleasant reunion. Larry Dann, the most easygoing of the bunch, comes to the conclusion that all is not well in the old ... See full summary »
After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.
An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
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
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The big old spooky mansion was a matte painting designed by veteran Hollywood special effects whiz Albert Whitlock. See more »
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 »
When his brother David (Craig Wasson) dies on the eve of his wedding, Don travels back to his hometown in New England for the funeral services. He meets his grieving father Edward Charles Wanderley (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), who has a weekly meeting with his old friends Ricky Hawthorne (Fred Astaire), Dr. John Jaffrey (Melvyn Douglas) and Sears James (John Houseman) to tell tales of horror, and together they form The Chowder Society. When Edward and John die in mysterious circumstances, Don sees the picture of Eva Galli (Alice Krige) from the 20's and he joins Rick and Sears to tell a ghost story about his romance with Alma Mobley. Then, the survivors of The Chowder Society disclose a tragic story from their youth, when they accidentally killed their friend Eva, and they conclude that Eva and Alma are the same woman and her spirit is seeking revenge.
Today I have just watched ""Ghost Story", which is one of my favorite movies of ghost story, maybe for the fifth or sixth time and for the first time on DVD. I have never read the best-selling novel of Peter Straub, but I really love this tragic and sad tale. Alice Krige is sexy, hot, beautiful and also scary in her double role of Eva and Alma. It is great to see the veterans Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Melvyn Douglas and John Houseman together in one of their last works. Craig Wasson was in evidence in the 80's and has also good performance. The cinematography is very beautiful and highlighted by the DVD that unfortunately is very poor, without any special feature or subtitle. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "História de Fantasma" ("Ghost Story")
Note: On 03 Jun 2017 I saw this film again.
Note: On 12 Feb 2019 I saw this film again.
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