The Frighteners Reviews

August 23, 2017
[Michael J.] Fox seems to be trying to get hip in the movies, and he's lost his way here.
March 26, 2009
Story was originally conceived as an episode of "Tales From the Crypt," and that is perhaps what it should have remained, as the thinness of the conceit shows throughout, painfully so in the first half.
January 26, 2006
At times the relentless special effects and tangled plotting veer towards visual and narrative overkill, but the final tonal swerve is shocking and effective.
May 20, 2003
The actors can't keep the film's mood from verging on hysteria as the story roams all over the map. "The Frighteners" has flitted everywhere, even to heaven and hell, before it's over.
Top Critic
April 12, 2002
Top Critic
April 17, 2001
Full of special effects, but still strangely 'indie', the movie has a unique sensibility ...
February 14, 2001
Fortunately director Jackson, at home with all kinds of excess, keeps everything spinning nicely, not even losing a step when the mood turns increasingly disturbing.
January 1, 2000
Incredible, the amount of work that went into ``The Frighteners.'' And appalling.
January 1, 2000
An object lesson in what to avoid when making the transition from low-budget films to studio productions.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A mess with sporadic flashes of creativity.
July 19, 1996
The Frighteners is ... that rare horror film that actually gets better as it proceeds; this scare machine has a heart and a brain.