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.
This film is one which I admit I only saw recently, I missed it when it was first released, which is a shame, as I would have liked to have experienced it along with everyone else on it’s release.
However, this is a a film based on the Peter Straub horror novel of the same name, and it’s a real classic of the genre.
A lot of the scares in this film are genuine, not just put there for effect (like there are nowadays), but I really cannot say more than that without spoiling the fun.
The story-line is somewhat predictable at times (let’s be honest – you can see it coming a mile away), but it’s just so fun to see all those old actors working together in a ghost story film that you forgive it’s failures.
a solid 6 out of 10.