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Urban Ghost Story (1999)




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Genevieve Jolliffe directed this British supernatural drama set in Glasgow. A joyride car crash almost leads to the death of 12-year-old Lizzie (Heather Ann Foster) who lives with her mother Kate (Stephanie Buttle) and with her brother and younger sister in a seedy apartment building. When Lizzie returns home, she begins experiencing strange and unexplained phenomena in the apartment With police and a social worker (Siri O'Neal) ill-equipped to deal with poltergeist activity, Kate turns for help to journalist John Fox (Jason Connery) who sees it as a hoax and types it as a tabloid tale. However, after university parapsychologists arrive on the scene, scientific tests indicate that mother and daughter deserve serious scrutiny. Filmed with a blow-up from Super-16 and shot at southeast England locations with interiors at Ealing Film Studios. Shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi


Jason Connery
as John Fox
Stephanie Buttle
as Kate Fisher
Heather Ann Foster
as Lizzie Fisher
James Cosmo
as Minister
Siri O'Neal
as Social Worker
Billy Boyd
as Loan Shark
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

An extraordinary snapshot of how poverty, shame, guilt and isolation work together, all through the enduring supernatural metaphor of the ghost.

June 1, 2021 | Full Review…

It's delivered with an impressive amount of atmosphere and a screenplay that capably manages to keep you guessing most of the way.

May 8, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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