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Ghost Story

Big boring American horror with the “prestige” likes of Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. brought in to shore up a creaky old variant of the old-men-with-shared-guilty-secret-back-to-haunt-them type. Jack ‘genuine real proper genius’ Cardiff and Norman ‘Winter Kills’ Newberry at least make sure the tedium looks good.

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  1. Sidney Balmoral James

    December 25, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Clicked on this hoping it would be the lower-budget, but higher-interest film with Larry Dann, Murray Melvin and the legendary Vivian MacKerrall. Unfortunately, it’s this load of pish, which wastes Fred Astaire in a story of four old men pursued by the vengeful ghost of the girl they killed years before. Notable for rather exploitative shots of Alice Krige in the buff, but in the interests of equality, also shows a man (not Fred Astaire) falling to his death from a high window with his tackle out. If that whets your appetite, the decomposing corpse apparition is really yuk (and I’m sure I read somewhere that some shots were used in a much later horror film, either The House on Haunted Hill or Event Horizon, although having seen both, I didn’t spot them, so may be bobbins). Merry Christmas.

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