Ghost Story

1981

John Irvin
Director
Syd Dutton
matte
Dennis Glouner
matte
Bob Jiras
mu
Henry jr. Millar
spfx
Dick Smith
spmufx
Bill Taylor
matte
Dick Warlock
stunts
Albert Whitlock
spvisfx

Disappointing viewing in 1981, this is a film I've upgraded over the years as there are so few good ghost stories on celluloid. The excellent cast of veteran ghost story tellers are somewhat offset by a weaker youthful cast. Dick Smith's creepy ghostly manifestations don't quite pop out at you when they'd be scariest, but still a classy movie.


18th December 1981
Cinema





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25th March 1998
DVD




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