Ghost Story
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This 1981 John Irvin picture constitutes an adaptation of Peter Straub's colossal, bestselling novel. The central plot -- shared by both book and film -- revolves around the four elderly members of the Chowder Society (Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman), who gather in each other's drawing rooms each winter to sip cognac and spin elaborate ghost stories. The four men also share a dark secret far more unsettling than fiction -- a secret which has literally come back to haunt them, as well as their own adult offspring. Each man is visited by a hideous… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

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"creepy but muddled"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The classic Hollywood stars lend distinction to this rather tepid spook show."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Impressive cast can't advance the flick's snail pace."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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