Sunday, October 02, 2011

Ghost Story

(1981) ***

This movie wasn't scary much, more of just a thriller, more of a who dun it..

Ghost Story centers around four old men (John Houseman, Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks and Melvyn Douglas-all great actors) who call themselves The Chowder Society, and is set in New England during a very harsh winter. Don, the son of one of the Chowder Society members (Craig Wasson), returns to his hometown after his brother falls to his death from a high rise in New York following a spectral visit.

This spectral visit, Eva, likes to play with her men mostly all at once egging on jealousy between them. No one took on the responsibility of marrying her, which I think pissed her off. For some reason, the Chowder Society has to visit her all together, giving the impression that there is going to be more than just a group hug.

Eva ends up picking them off one by one in their old age while playing with Don and cheating on him with his brother.

The movie was decent with a tossing off the couch sex scene. The 80's special effects gives some unintentional humor with a tiny flapping penis.


JPX said...

Welcome to Horrorthon! I've never seen this film but I've always heard about it. I think it might be worth watching just for the famous cast. I look forward to reading more from you!

Abduscias said...

Thanks JPX!!

Catfreeek said...

Yay! Excellent first review. You popped your Horrorthon cherry!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I love this movie! It's a rare and great collection of legends in the twilight of their careers. And I never laughed as hard as I did when I first saw the flapping penis.

Octopunk said...

Nice pick for your first one, Abby! Welcome to the game!

Ghost Story holds a fond place in my heart. Such an oppressive wintry setting.

DCD said...

I feel like I saw this movie ages ago and thought it was creepy. I read the book by Peter Straub so I remember being interested in the movie. Good find!

50PageMcGee said...

tiny flapping penis should be the name of a nerd rock band.