5.4/10
1,094
23 user 46 critic

Ghost Town (1988)

A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her.

Directors:

Richard McCarthy (as Richard Governor), Mac Ahlberg (uncredited)

Writers:

Duke Sandefur, David Schmoeller (story)
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Prison (1987)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field
Ghost Town (TV Movie 2009)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A bus full of college students stumble across an abandoned western town and realize it is haunted by the ghosts of outlaws who brutally killed the residents and now kill visitors every 13 years on Friday the 13th to become stronger.

Director: Todor Chapkanov
Stars: Jessica Rose, Randy Wayne, Gil Gerard
Scarecrows (1988)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Criminals hijack a plane and force the pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. However, an unexpected landing finds them in a cemetery inhabited by killer scarecrows.

Director: William Wesley
Stars: Ted Vernon, Michael David Simms, Richard Vidan
The Nest (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz
Death Spa (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Gruesome deaths begin to occur at a hip Los Angeles health club.

Director: Michael Fischa
Stars: William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Butrick
The Curse (1987)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a meteorite lands near his family farm during a storm in Tennessee, the son of a struggling farmer believes it's connected to strange plague-like events afflicting the crops, the farm animals and even the family themeselves.

Director: David Keith
Stars: Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Dean Teaster's GHOST TOWN "The Movie", is a unique "Eastern" Western. It is N.C. native Dean Teaster's tribute to his father Robert Doyle Teaster and "Ghost Town In The Sky" theme park. The... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Kennedy, Dean Teaster
Stars: Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward, Bill McKinney, DJ Perry
Ghoulies IV (Video 1994)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A retired occultist turned police officer must battle a former lover as she attempts to summon forth demonic forces after escaping an asylum.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Peter Liapis, Barbara Alyn Woods, Stacie Randall
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The malevolent spirit of Mary Lou Maloney returns to Hamilton High, where she manipulates a naive male student into helping her wreak havoc on the school.

Directors: Ron Oliver, Peter R. Simpson
Stars: Tim Conlon, Cynthia Preston, David Stratton
Extremity (2018)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A young woman obsessed with horror subjects herself to hours of grueling torment inside an extreme haunt in an attempt to confront her fears and conquer the tragic past that haunts her.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Stars: Chad Rook, Dana Christina, J. LaRose
The Brain (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

Director: Ed Hunt
Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale
Ghost Town I (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

Director: David Koepp
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franc Luz ... Langley
Catherine Hickland ... Kate
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Devlin
Penelope Windust ... Grace
Bruce Glover ... Dealer
Zitto Kazann Zitto Kazann ... Blacksmith
Blake Conway Blake Conway ... Harper
Laura Schaefer ... Etta
Michael Alldredge ... Bubba
Ken Kolb Ken Kolb ... Ned
Will Hannah Will Hannah ... Billy
Henry Kendrick ... Weasel (as Henry Max Kendrick)
James Oscar Lee James Oscar Lee ... Jake
Charles Robert Harden Charles Robert Harden ... Tomas
Edward Gabel Edward Gabel ... Cletus
Edit

Storyline

Deputy Langley tracks a kidnapped girl to an abandoned ghost town. However, the town is not abandoned, but haunted by the spirits of an outlaw, Devlin, and his gang, who hold the equally deceased townspeople hostage until the outlaws can be killed by a lawman. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The good. The bad. The Satanic.

Genres:

Action | Horror | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade Fantasma See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,478, 13 November 1988

Gross USA:

$75,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Constant changes to the script caused Richard McCarthy to walk off the set two weeks before principal photography was completed, which forced cinematographer Mac Ahlberg to take over as director. See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning of the film, when Langley kneels down and picks up a handful of sand, you can clearly see the reflection of camera equipment in his sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Dealer: Time is all we got in Cruz Del Diablo. Your future will wait 'til you get there. It's the past you can't do anything about.
See more »

Alternate Versions

German VHS release was cut by 25 seconds in order to reduce violence. Only in 2018 the uncut version was released. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cellar Dweller (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I am The Hunted
Written by Paul Sabu, Neil Citron & Bryant Markovitch
Performed by Swift Kick
Published by Jungle Boy Music, BMI.
Surrounded by Italians, BMI.
Markovitch Entertainment Group, BMI.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Atmospheric n nice genre mix for it's time but
25 December 2018 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Too lame for today's standards. I first saw this in the late 80s on a vhs. Revisited it recently. It was rare to c a genre mix during those days n considering it was a horror western, it raised the curiosity but alas this film didn't get its due. Child's Play which released around the same time took away its glory. The film is about a cop who tracks a woman who is abducted by cowboy ghosts n gets transported to a town which no longer exist. The make up of the lead ghost looked similar to Leprechaun's. The film has too much of unexplained stuff like the origin of the lead ghost, the town people, enmity between Devlin n Harper, etc..... The cinematography n the concept were good though.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed