Peter Jackson’s fifth feature is a playful blend of comedy, thriller and supernatural horror and was an effective Hollywood calling card for Weta FX. Frank Bannister (Michael J Fox) resides in Fairwater, where he runs a supernatural scam. Aided by some spectral consorts, he engineers hauntings and “exorcises” the ghosts for a fee. When a genuine spook starts knocking off the locals, the FBI suspects Frank is the culprit. To clear his name, Frank must deal to the real perpetrator – none other than the Grim Reaper ...
...Jackson, at home with all kinds of excess, keeps everything spinning nicely, not even losing a step when the mood turns increasingly disturbing.– Kenneth Turan in The Los Angeles Times, 19 July 1996J
Available from Aro Video.
Music composed by Danny Elfman.
Closing credits song Don't Fear the Reaper performed by The Muttonbirds, compsed by Donald Roeser from American band Blue Oyster Cult