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Ghost Story

Geregisseerd door John Irvin
Verenigde Staten, 1981
Horror, Thriller, Drama


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.

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Ghost Story Geregisseerd door John Irvin


Screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, who had pulled off the very tricky task of scripting King’s Carrie for Brian De Palma, doesn’t extract a strong enough story from Straub’s small-town mosaic. Irvin – suffering from studio pressure – is torn between the separate disciplines of ghost and horror story, and fumbles the rotting spook scares while never quite delivering the wintery chill that ought to envelop the film.
February 05, 2016
Though mounted by Universal as a adult, star-driven work of reputable horror, Ghost Story was hardly a classy way to go out for these actors. Though they lend the proceedings a certain gravitas, their presence is clammy… The fact that they are consistently upstaged by a woman’s maggot-devoured corpse, who keeps popping up rudely at the most inopportune moments, indicates that these actors aren’t allowed to make much of an impression.
January 13, 2014
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