In July 1996, Universal released a little film called The Frighteners directed by one Peter Jackson and starring Michael J. Fox.
Still, as a wild horror comedy, The Frighteners entertains largely due to Jackson’s solid directing and the impressive-for-the-mid-90s FX.
Too bad, because The Frighteners is actually pretty great, and actually foreshadows Jackson’s filmmaking genius.
It’s weird to think there was a time when Peter Jackson’s name was only uttered amongst diehard cinephiles.
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