Shadow Play (1986)

Shadow Play (1986)

Released: 1986
Genre: Genre, Mystery
Director: Susan Shadburne
Starring: Ron Kuhlman, Cloris Leachman, Dee Wallace, ,
Run time: 101 min
IMDb: 5.5/10
Country: USA
Views: 115263


A playwright who’s staying with the mother of her fiance on a remote island, is haunted by his spirit, who is believed to have committed suicide.
User Reviews: If you have ever suffered a loss you may find this to be an intriguing film.

I saw this film shortly after I lost my mother to a tragic accident; although this was sometime ago, the line in the film …"you will not leave until you are ready, the spirit has unfinished business"… has a certain resonance for anyone who has experienced the tragedy of accidental death or suicide.

This was one of those small films on cable in the late 80’s; sometimes they were good; sometimes not; it was a mixed bag, but this is a film I have remembered from quite a long time ago. It has a certain cadence.

It is ethereal, and reminiscent of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"; Dee Wallace is very good, and I am pleased to learn that she still has an active career. This is a film worth renting (if you can find it). A shame they don’t show this on cable anymore. 9/10.

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