Episode 83: The Frighteners (1996)


It's been far too long since the 420 Boyz discussed ghost sex, so they went ahead and dove soul-first into 1996's supremely entertaining Peter Jackson outing The Frighteners! When your film stars the Re-Animator, Marty McFly, Gomez Addams, ET's mom and Jake Busey's teeth, and is the reason the LOTR movies get made, you know it's going to be a good time. We promise not to carve 69 into your forehead as long as you join us for another episode of Horror Movie Night!

Film Trailer

Film Details

The Frighteners 1996
Directed by Peter Jackson
Produced by

Peter Jackson

Jamie Selkirk

Written by

Fran Walsh

Peter Jackson


Michael J. Fox

Trini Alvarado

Peter Dobson

John Astin

Dee Wallace Stone

Jeffrey Combs

Jake Busey

Music by Danny Elfman

John Blick

Alun Bollinger

Edited by Jamie Selkirk
WingNut Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date

July 19, 1996

Running time
110 minutes

United States

New Zealand

Language English
Budget $26 million
Box office $29.3 million