The Frighteners
The Frighteners 1996
Directed By Peter Jackson
Written By Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Cast Michael J. Fox, Jake Busey, Trini Alvarado, Jeffrey Combs
Produced By Peter Jackson, Jamie Selkirk, Robert Zemeckis
Film Editing By Jamie Selkirk
Cinematography By John Blick, Alun Bollinger
Music By Danny Elfman

WingNut Films


United States, New Zealand



Release Date

July 19, 1996


122 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Universal Pictures

Budget $30,000,000
Gross $29,359,216


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  • Michael J. Fox as Frank Bannister
  • Trini Alvarado as Dr. Lucy Lynskey
  • Peter Dobson as Ray Lynskey
  • John Astin as The Judge
  • Dee Wallace as Patricia Ann Bradley
  • Jeffrey Combs as Special Agent Milton Dammers
  • Jake Busey as Johnny Charles Bartlett
  • R. Lee Ermey as the Ghost of Sgt Hiles
  • Chi McBride as Cyrus
  • Jim Fyfe as Stuart
  • Angela Bloomfield as Debra Bannister
  • Troy Evans as Sheriff Walt Perry
  • Julianna McCarthy as Old Lady Bradley
  • Elizabeth Hawthorne as Magda Rees-Jones



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