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Urban Ghost Story (1998)

R | | Drama, Horror | November 2000 (USA)
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After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Connery ... John Fox
Stephanie Buttle Stephanie Buttle ... Kate Fisher
Heather Ann Foster Heather Ann Foster ... Lizzie Fisher
Nicola Stapleton ... Kerrie
James Cosmo ... Minister
Elizabeth Berrington ... Mrs. Ash
Siri Neal Siri Neal ... Social Worker (as Siri O'Neal)
Andreas Wisniewski ... Quinn
Billy Boyd ... Loan Shark
Kenneth Bryans Kenneth Bryans ... Mr. Ash
Carolyn Bonnyman Carolyn Bonnyman ... Mrs. Miller
Alan Owen Alan Owen ... Alex Fisher
Stephen Howard ... Coroner (as Stephen MacDonald)
Julie Austin Julie Austin ... Teacher
Nicola Greene Nicola Greene ... WPC Tomkins
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After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during the 184 seconds that she lay dead, something latched on to her and came back into her world. The nightmares and visions that follow only crystallize her belief that she should have died in the crash... Then the disturbances start, at first merely tappings and bad smells - but soon the activity escalates. Lizzie seems to be the focus, but according to others, she's just playing games for attention. Only when Kate, her mother, is confronted with inexplicable events does she face the possibility that they may be the victims of a poltergeist infestation. Written by Anonymous

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She should be dead, now she wishes she was...

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug content and violent images | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Living Spirit Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Story See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Living Spirit Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Loan Shark: Throw that wee bitch over the fuckin' balcony!
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Written by Kathy Andrews
Performed by Moreau's Island
Produced by Pat Collier
Licensed courtesy of Optimum Music Management
Copyright 1997 Optimum Music
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Low Budget Scares
26 March 2005 | by review-7See all my reviews

Being an American, I was familiar with American independents, but hadn't experienced low budget features from abroad. I didn't know what to expect. "Urban Ghost Story" was a pleasant surprise. We have nothing on the Brits.

While this film occasionally shows it's low budget, that becomes part of the film's charm. The filmmakers are saying that they didn't spend a lot, but they can still bring the audience a lot. The film feels very stark, eerie, and enclosed. It kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what comes next. Sometimes frightening me about what comes next. And then it gave me a finale that I was certain probably cost more than the budget of the entire movie. I have no idea how they did that.


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