Comedic horror movie released in 1996. Directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson and Frances Walsh. Starred Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, John Astin, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace-Stone, Jake Busey, and R. Lee Ermey. Fox plays a sleazy "psychic investigator" who has the ability to see ghosts. He soon discovers that Death itself is apparently roaming around, carving numbers in people's foreheads, and killing them at random.

This is not high art. In fact, this is really, really not high art. It has more than its fair share of scripting problems, but it's also tons and tons of fun to watch. The computerized special effects of Death and the haunted house are wildly kinetic, and the action sequences are furiously intense. There are enough jokes to satisfy the comedy fans, enough scares to satisfy the horror fans, and a little gore to keep the hardcore gorehounds quiet). All the actors--particularly Jeffrey Combs, playing an FBI agent who reacts much more realistically to the supernatural than Fox Mulder does--look like they're having a lot of fun.