History Film / TheFrighteners

3rd Jul '17 11:01:21 PM gjjones
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-->'''Frank''': You're ''such'' an asshole.
-->'''Dammers''': Yes, I'm an asshole... with an Uzi.

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-->'''Frank''': You're You are ''such'' an asshole.
-->'''Dammers''': Yes, I am. I'm an asshole... ''[pulls out his Uzi]'' with an Uzi.Uzi. ''[shoots Frank]''
3rd Jul '17 10:54:57 PM gjjones
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* HeyYouHaymaker: Frank says "Hey. Asshole." [[spoiler:just before he shoots the ghostly reaper]].

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* HeyYouHaymaker: Frank says "Hey. Asshole."Hey, asshole." [[spoiler:just before he shoots the ghostly reaper]].
21st May '17 10:30:16 AM DavidCowie
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Creator/MichaelJFox is Frank Bannister, a fraudulent "[[WhoYouGonnaCall freelance exorcist]]" who's not ''[[NotSoPhonyPsychic quite]]'' as fraudulent as he appears. Having acquired the ability to [[ISeeDeadPeople see and communicate with the dead]] after a tragic car accident that killed his wife years ago, Frank sends his three ghostly accomplices--white n' nerdy Stuart (Jim Fyfe), black swinger Cyrus (Chi [=McBride=]), and cowboy corpse The Judge (John Astin[[note]]Astin is the adoptive father of Sean Astin, who would go on to play Sam Gamgee in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. According to Sean, it was John who persuaded him to take the role because he (John) had enjoyed working with Jackson so much.[[/note]])--to wreak paranormal havoc in the homes of wealthy clients-to-be. These people call Frank, he shows up to perform a phony exorcism, then leaves with the cash. He's the world's greatest con man...until dozens of perfectly healthy people in his hometown of Fairwater, California start dropping dead from cardiac arrest--the very ''same'' people [[MarkedForDeath who suddenly acquired numbered carved into their foreheads]] that only Frank can see.

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Creator/MichaelJFox is Frank Bannister, a fraudulent "[[WhoYouGonnaCall freelance exorcist]]" who's not ''[[NotSoPhonyPsychic quite]]'' as fraudulent as he appears. Having acquired the ability to [[ISeeDeadPeople see and communicate with the dead]] after a tragic car accident that killed his wife years ago, Frank sends his three ghostly accomplices--white n' nerdy Stuart (Jim Fyfe), black swinger Cyrus (Chi [=McBride=]), and cowboy corpse The Judge (John Astin[[note]]Astin is the adoptive father of Sean Astin, who would go on to play Sam Gamgee in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. According to Sean, it was John who persuaded him to take the role because he (John) had enjoyed working with Jackson so much.[[/note]])--to wreak paranormal havoc in the homes of wealthy clients-to-be. These people call Frank, he shows up to perform a phony exorcism, then leaves with the cash. He's the world's greatest con man...until dozens of perfectly healthy people in his hometown of Fairwater, California start dropping dead from cardiac arrest--the very ''same'' people [[MarkedForDeath who suddenly acquired numbered numbers carved into their foreheads]] that only Frank can see.
18th Jan '17 3:38:49 PM starkitty93
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* GoodIsNotNice: Frank, at first. He's not particularly friendly towards the ghosts he works with and isn't above driving into the middle of a funeral procession just to get to his next call. He gets better towards the end.
17th Jan '17 8:12:11 PM Crimson_Ghost
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Creator/MichaelJFox is Frank Bannister, a fraudulent "[[WhoYouGonnaCall freelance exorcist]]" who's not ''[[NotSoPhonyPsychic quite]]'' as fraudulent as he appears. Having acquired the ability to [[ISeeDeadPeople see and communicate with the dead]] after a tragic car accident that killed his wife years ago, Frank sends his three ghostly accomplices--white n' nerdy Stuart (Jim Fyfe), black swinger Cyrus (Chi [=McBride=]), and cowboy corpse The Judge (John Astin[[note]]Astin is the adoptive father of Sean Astin, who would go on to play Sam Gamgee in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. According to Sean, it was John who persuaded him to take the role because he (John) had enjoyed working with Jackson so much.[[/note]])--to wreak paranormal havoc in the homes of wealthy clients-to-be. These people call Frank, he shows up to perform a phony exorcism, then leaves with the cash. He's the world's greatest con man...until dozens of perfectly healthy people in his hometown of Fairwater, California start dropping dead from cardiac arrest--the very ''same'' people [[MarkedForDeath who suddenly acquired numbered tattoos on their foreheads]] that only Frank can see.

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Creator/MichaelJFox is Frank Bannister, a fraudulent "[[WhoYouGonnaCall freelance exorcist]]" who's not ''[[NotSoPhonyPsychic quite]]'' as fraudulent as he appears. Having acquired the ability to [[ISeeDeadPeople see and communicate with the dead]] after a tragic car accident that killed his wife years ago, Frank sends his three ghostly accomplices--white n' nerdy Stuart (Jim Fyfe), black swinger Cyrus (Chi [=McBride=]), and cowboy corpse The Judge (John Astin[[note]]Astin is the adoptive father of Sean Astin, who would go on to play Sam Gamgee in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. According to Sean, it was John who persuaded him to take the role because he (John) had enjoyed working with Jackson so much.[[/note]])--to wreak paranormal havoc in the homes of wealthy clients-to-be. These people call Frank, he shows up to perform a phony exorcism, then leaves with the cash. He's the world's greatest con man...until dozens of perfectly healthy people in his hometown of Fairwater, California start dropping dead from cardiac arrest--the very ''same'' people [[MarkedForDeath who suddenly acquired numbered tattoos on carved into their foreheads]] that only Frank can see.
12th Jan '17 8:19:17 AM Mdumas43073
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2nd Dec '16 12:44:46 PM gjjones
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* YourHeadAsplode: When [[spoiler:Dammers]] gets shot, his head is blown off instantly.
2nd Dec '16 12:43:36 PM gjjones
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* BoomHeadshot: Patricia uses her shotgun to by blowing [[spoiler:Dammers]]' head off.



* [[spoiler: EscapedFromHell: The Grim Reaper is revealed to be that of serial killer, Johnny Bartlett who managed to escape Hell so he could set his record of having the highest body count.]]

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* [[spoiler: EscapedFromHell: The [[spoiler:The Grim Reaper is revealed to be that of serial killer, Johnny Bartlett who managed to escape Hell so he could set his record of having the highest body count.]]



* HeyYouHaymaker: Frank says "Hey, asshole!" [[spoiler:just before he shoots the ghostly reaper]].

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* HeyYouHaymaker: Frank says "Hey, asshole!" "Hey. Asshole." [[spoiler:just before he shoots the ghostly reaper]].


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* OffWithHisHead: Patricia kills [[spoiler:Dammers]] this way.
1st Dec '16 8:14:14 PM Sharlee
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* OrificeInvasion: [[spoiler: The gullet-tendrils of the "express bus to Hell" worm their way in and out of Johnny's eyes and mouth.]]
1st Dec '16 8:11:22 PM Sharlee
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%%* {{Wormsign}}

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%%* {{Wormsign}}* {{Wormsign}}: The walls and floor of Patricia's house buckle and distort as the BigBad ghost chases her along the hallways. [[spoiler: Presumably it's a lover's spat.]]
* YourSoulIsMine: [[spoiler: In a rare ''heroic'' example, [[FlatlinePlotline temporarily-ghostly]] Frank yanks Patricia's spirit out of her body to stop her from killing Lucy. Patricia's body dies instantly, and Frank uses her struggling spirit to bait Johnny into the afterlife-gateway that opens up to receive her.]]
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