Cinema: The Old Quartet

GHOST STORY

Directed by John Irvin Screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen

You would think, as long as they were making a movie that announces its business with so stark a title, they would have bothered to conjure up a genuinely spooky spook. Not a bit of it. Every once in a while there is a brief frisson when the specter is revealed to be wearing several pounds of yucky decayed-corpse makeup instead of Actress Alice Krige's pretty face. But since these moments arise out of a script that appears to have been mailed in from another planet and directed by the spirit of...

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