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The Frighteners

Peter Jackson, 1996

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The Frighteners
Michael Jahn, 1996

NOVELIZATION

The Frighteners is a movie novelization written by Michael Jahn in 1996 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Peter Jackson in 1996. The movie features Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace, Jim Fyfe, Peter Dobson, and others.

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RATING

7.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Frighteners (Peter Jackson, 1996)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: The Frighteners (Michael Jahn, 1996)

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Storyline

In 1990, architect Frank Bannister’s wife, Debra, dies in a car accident. He abandons his profession and his unfinished dream house sits incomplete. Following the accident, Frank gained the power to see ghosts and befriends three: 1970s street gangster Cyrus, 1950s nerd Stuart, and The Judge, a gunslinger from the Old West. The ghosts haunt houses so Frank can then exorcise them for a fee. Most locals consider him a con man.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Frighteners, the 1996 movie by Peter Jackson

Year

1996

Minutes

110

Movie Rate

7.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Frighteners

Country: New Zealand

Year: 1996

Length: 1h50m

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Cover of The Frighteners, the 1996 book by Michael Jahn

Year

1996

Pages

246

Book Rate

7.70

S: Goodreads

Book

The Frighteners

Country: USA

First published in: 1996

Length: 246 pages

Genre: Fiction

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