The Frighteners

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Amazingly, The Frighteners (1996) once held the title of most cutting-edge special effects. Primarily a slapstick comedy set to a Danny Elfman soundtrack, watching it today leaves a lot to be desired. Discussion points include: the most WTF moments of the movie, Michael J Fox’s career, Peter Jackson’s special effects company Weta FX history.

Episode Extras

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Episode edited by Cate Smith. Music by Zach Pfeifer.

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