Ghost Story

Ghost Story (1981)

The Time Has Come to Tell the Tale

  • Genre: Horror, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1981-12-18
  • User Rating: 6.0/10 from 136 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Irvin
star 6/10
From 136 Ratings


Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year-old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.

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  • Fred Astaire

    as Ricky Hawthorne
  • Melvyn Douglas

    as Dr. John Jaffrey
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

    as Edward Charles Wanderley
  • John Houseman

    as Sears James
  • Craig Wasson

    as Don Wanderley / David Wanderley
  • Patricia Neal

    as Stella Hawthorne
  • Alice Krige

    as Eva Galli / Alma Mobley
  • Jacqueline Brookes

    as Milly
  • Miguel Fernandes

    as Gregory Bates
  • Lance Holcomb

    as Fenny Bates
  • Mark Chamberlin

    as Young John Jaffrey
  • Tim Choate

    as Young Ricky Hawthorne
  • Kurt Johnson

    as Young Edward Wanderley
  • Ken Olin

    as Young Sears James
  • Brad Sullivan

    as Sheriff Hardesty
  • Michael O'Neill

    as Churchill
  • Guy Boyd

    as Omar Norris
  • Robert Burr

    as Principal
  • Helena Carroll

    as Mrs. Meredith
  • Robin Curtis

    as Rea Dedham
  • Breon Gorman

    as Nettie Dedham
  • James Greene

    as Mailman
  • Ruth Hunt

    as Florence
  • Deborah Offner

    as Helen
  • Virginia Bingham

    as Sears' Mother
  • William F. Conway

    as Sears' Father
  • Russell R. Bletzer

    as Reverend Wilkinson
  • Terrance Mario Carnes

    as Waiter
  • Alfred Curven

    as Man in Coffin
  • Edward F. Dillon

    as Judge
  • Alvin W. Fretz

    as Coroner
  • Hugh Hires

    as Student Solt
  • Raymond J. Quinn

    as Ricky's Father
  • Barbara von Zastrow

    as Ricky's Mother
  • Betty Low

    as Irmengard
  • Mason Cardiff

    as Schoolboy
  • Gale Grindle

    as Student
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Editing Tom Rolf Editor
Sound Samuel C. Crutcher Sound Effects Editor
Camera Jack Cardiff Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Robert Jiras Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Philip Leto Hairstylist
Sound Richard C. Franklin Sound Effects Editor
Sound Charles L. Campbell Supervising Sound Editor
Directing Dan Kolsrud First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Special Effects Makeup Artist
Production Robert Latham Brown Production Manager
Sound Robert L. Hoyt Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up May Routh Costume Design
Directing John Irvin Director
Sound Philippe Sarde Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Irving Buchman Makeup Artist
Writing Lawrence D. Cohen Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Rick Sharp Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Dick Smith Makeup Artist
Production Ronald G. Smith Production Manager
Production Ronald G. Smith Associate Producer
Editing Michael Ripps Assistant Editor
Visual Effects Syd Dutton Matte Painter
Writing Peter Straub Novel
Production Burt Weissbourd Producer
Art Norman Newberry Production Design
Art Norman Newberry Art Direction
Sound Michel Mention Orchestrator
Sound John Caper Jr. Conductor
Sound John Caper Jr. Music Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Albert Jeyte Makeup Artist
Sound John Roesch Foley Artist
Production Douglas Green Co-Producer
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
Art Mary Ann Biddle Set Decoration
Camera Lou Barlia Camera Operator
Art John Zemansky Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Carl Fullerton Special Effects Makeup Artist
Directing Sonny P. Filippini Script Supervisor
Sound John J. Stephens Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art William Apperson Construction Foreman
Camera Dick Mingalone Camera Operator
Sound Peter Knight Orchestrator
Sound Peter Knight Conductor
Sound Peter T. Myers Orchestrator
Visual Effects Susan Turner Visual Effects
Camera Bobby Brown Assistant Camera
Camera Reggie Newkirk First Assistant Camera
Art James Allen Assistant Decorator
Sound James R. Alexander Sound
Sound Stanley H. Polinsky Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Phill Norman Title Designer
Crew Henry Millar Jr. Special Effects
Sound Mark Server Boom Operator
Sound Allan Bromberg Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Larry Carow Sound Effects Editor
Sound Harry Betts Orchestrator
Sound David Pettijohn Sound Effects Editor
Directing Dean Lyras Second Assistant Director
Lighting Ted Varnadoe Electrician
Production Patrick A. DiCocco Production Driver
Production Mike Henry Production Assistant
Production Suzanne E. Petersen Production Assistant