The Frighteners

The Frighteners. I feel like there’s a very, very good version of this movie lurking beneath the (kooky, stylish) one that actually exists. Good comedy-horror for the most part. The final act is exhausting (seems like many horror movies go awry when they give the villains too much screen time). Jeffrey Combs plays one of the best FBI agents in film history, and man, just imagine: what if – what if – Michael J. Fox had stayed healthy.

Eric Stoltz was the first Marty McFly. So weird to see the wrong actor in those scenes.

Here’s a movie idea: two 45-minute films, as identical as possible in setting, costume, lighting, framing, tone, etc. but with a different set of lead actors. Not too many, maybe 1-5 switched out. Film them as contemporaneously as possible. Screen’em back-to-back. Anyone ever done this?