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Ghost Story 1981 123movies

Ghost Story 1981 123movies

The Time Has Come to Tell the TaleDec. 18, 1981110 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley’s twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Plot: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley’s twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
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What’s the most dreadful thing that ever happened to you?
A condensing of Peter Straubs’ more complex, more intriguing novel, the film adaptation is no great shakes but it’s certainly not bad at all either. It does have the appeal of a spooky yarn one might spin by a fireplace in the dead of winter. The simplified story deals with four elderly New England gentlemen who get together and tell horror stories, but who in fact share a tragedy from their long-ago past. Now a revenge-minded spirit is out to make their lives miserable – and strike out at the two sons of one of them, to boot. The film does speak of quality – Jack Cardiff did the cinematography, Albert Whitlock and his team supply some beautiful matte shots, Philippe Sarde composed the stirring music score, and Dick Smith creates the plentiful hideous apparition effects – but the powerful main attraction is the assemblage of talent in the four main roles – Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and John Houseman – who are a delight, although Fairbanks exits the story much too soon. Craig Wasson plays the twin sons, and is likable as usual and manages to hold his own opposite his legendary co-stars. Patricia Neal is utterly wasted as Astaires’ wife, but making up for that is the showcase given to the beautiful South African actress Alice Krige, who’s extremely alluring and enigmatic as the mystery woman to whom both sons become attracted. There’s a real sexual charge in her scenes with Wasson. This is one element that may concern some viewers, when they think about Astaire, Douglas, Fairbanks, and Houseman acting in a film that has violence and nudity (male as well as female), but for other horror fans a sufficient amount of atmosphere is built up and there are definitely some memorable scenes. Things are sometimes told in a flashback style, as first Wasson tells of his association with the not-so-subtly creepy Krige, or Astaire and Houseman finally break down and tell Wasson their whole sordid story. Overall, it’s just compelling enough to work, and it does have some mighty fine moments, especially an iconic one involving a lake and a sinking car. It manages to be pretty eerie on a fairly consistent basis if never very scary. It marked the final feature film appearance for Astaire, Fairbanks, and Douglas. Seven out of 10.
Review By: Hey_Sweden Rating: 7 Date: 2012-12-28
Respect the elderly! Even though they did bad, bad things
You know, “Ghost Story” certainly may not be the best horror movie ever made, but that doesn’t matter and I’m still rewarding it with at least one additional point. Why? Just because it feels tremendously good again to see an old-fashioned scary tale that is all about atmosphere, settings, scenery and characters. The accentuation in “Ghost Story” lies on unsettling winterly Vermont landscapes, dark secrets buried at the bottom of grisly lakes, moody musical tunes and terrifying ramshackle mansions in remote neighborhoods. The movie handles about elderly men that are still experiencing nightmares and feelings of remorse for the mistakes they made over half a century ago and deadly curses that are inflicted upon innocent and unwary kin. In short, this is the epitome of horror and – whether or not 100% successful – something every self-acclaimed fan of the genre has to appreciate.

“Ghost Story” is based on a novel by author Peter Straub. I haven’t read the book, but at least I can very well assume that director John Irvin and the producers perfectly captured Straub’s intentions. His story introduces four prominent, respectable and charismatic elderly men and Irvin managed to cast the ideal actors for these roles. Just the fact that “Ghost Story” gathers Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and John Houseman in the very final phase of their long and triumphant careers is reason enough to consider the film as a semi- classic already. The four live together in a town where they are still influential society members. They formed the so-called “Chowder Society” and regularly meet up to drink expensive bourbon and narrate ghastly stories. This is how the movie opens, by the way, with an eerie story in the vein of Edgar Allan Poe, and it immediately sets the ideal creepy tone for the rest of the film. But really these men formed the “Chowder Society” for another reason, namely to oppress the fact that once, approximately fifty years ago, they committed a vile crime together and closed a pact never to talk about it again. Now, the ghosts from the past return to haunt them – literally – and vengeance gets extracted through the twin sons of Mayor Edward Charles Wanderley.

The film is reasonably well-paced and unfolds an engaging structure of flashbacks, narrated stories and events occurring in the present time. The sequences in the present are terrific, because the veteran actors truly depict their characters as fatigue and petrified people that struggled with their consciences and emotional burden throughout their entire life. Also, the atmosphere and tension level are spotlighted through the continuously depressing weather conditions as well as the uncanny scenes in the since 50 years abandoned horror house. My absolute favorite part of the film, however, is the flashback to when the protagonists where young and stupid, and committed the crime that would impact the rest of their lives. Those sequences take place in the 1930’s, and I happen to be a huge sucker for grim tales taking place in this particular era. The period details are exact and wonderful, with a lot of vehicles, costume details and behavioral patterns that are typical for the timing. The actual events that eventually led to fifty years of nightmares, which I will not reveal here in order to increase potential viewers’ curiosity, are definitely intense and horrifying indeed; especially the climax. Unfortunately but almost as a matter of course, I cannot deny that “Ghost Story” also features a handful of senseless sub plots in the script (like the irregular appearance of two religious freaks) and some of the ghostly elements become quite weak if you contemplate about them. Still, in spite of these and a couple of more minor defaults, “Ghost Story” absolutely remains recommended viewing if only for all the reasons highlighted in the opening paragraph of this review. Apart from the classy veteran actors in the lead, there are also terrific roles for Craig Wasson, Patricia Neal, Jacqueline Brookes and last but certainly not least the astonishing Alice Krige, whom you might remember as the crazy mother in “Sleepwalkers” or as Borg Queen in “Star Trek: First Contact”. If you still aren’t convinced to check the film out, maybe it helps to add that the lovely Mrs. Krige appears more naked than dressed.

Review By: Coventry Rating: 7 Date: 2011-07-24

Other Information:

Original Title Ghost Story
Release Date 1981-12-18
Release Year 1981

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director John Irvin
Writer Peter Straub, Lawrence D. Cohen
Actors Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,916 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Ghost Story 1981 123movies
Ghost Story 1981 123movies
Ghost Story 1981 123movies
Ghost Story 1981 123movies
Ghost Story 1981 123movies
Ghost Story 1981 123movies
Original title Ghost Story
TMDb Rating 6.1 101 votes

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