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A dreary adaptation of Peter Straub's Ghost Story, one of the most popular and critically-praised horror novels of the past 50 years. The film benefits from having a cast of old pros, led by a charming Fred Astaire, but suffers greatly from an incoherent script, a deathly slow pace, a miscast Alice Krige, and uneven direction. Despite the film's faults, though, the film's ending improves upon the novel's.
Text © Ahmed Khalifa. 2016.