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      Urban Ghost Story

      R Released Aug 6, 1999 1 hr. 26 min. Horror List
      100% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 45% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score After an ecstasy induced car accident, 12 year old Lizzie (Heather Ann Foster) lies dead on the roadside -- slowly she is taken into the light -- but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during the 184 seconds that she lay dead, something latched on to her and came back into her world. The nightmares and visions that follow only crystallize her belief that she should have died in the crash. Read More Read Less

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      william s Falls flat as a cake with no yeast.....tries to be too many things and achieves none, Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Scottish Supernatural Drama Based In Glasgow, Which See's 12 Year Old Lizzie Fisher Brought Back From The Dead After An Ecstasy Enduced Car Accident. During The 184 Seconds She Was Dead, She's Convinced Something Latched On To Her. This Film Uses Some Great Atmosphere. The Story Was Good & Executed Brilliantly. This Inde Flick Is All About The Guilt We Feel When Someone Close To Us Die. A Great Wee Enjoyable Flick. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Utterly amateurish. Doesn't know whether to cling to the clichà (C)s of horror or the clichà (C)s of all those violent Glaswegian social dramas. In the end chooses neither and goes nowhere. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member it was ok, just ok, nothing special, I don't think I can watch the film again, it wasn't scary, nothing really happened, kinda boring, I expected better and it starred Billy Boyd (Pippin from Lord of the Rings) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Bleak Drama with social welfare setting about a single-parent family haunted by paranormal activities. Very UK underclass based on actual poltergeist events, so you get a few creepy moments as well. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Atmospherics and photography elevate a well trodden story line. Worth a look. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Alexandra Heller-Nicholas Fangoria An extraordinary snapshot of how poverty, shame, guilt and isolation work together, all through the enduring supernatural metaphor of the ghost. Jun 2, 2021 Full Review Michael Thomson BBC.com Rated: 3/5 Nov 13, 2001 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Nov 13, 2001 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com It's delivered with an impressive amount of atmosphere and a screenplay that capably manages to keep you guessing most of the way. Rated: 3.5/5 May 8, 2004 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 8, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After an ecstasy induced car accident, 12 year old Lizzie (Heather Ann Foster) lies dead on the roadside -- slowly she is taken into the light -- but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during the 184 seconds that she lay dead, something latched on to her and came back into her world. The nightmares and visions that follow only crystallize her belief that she should have died in the crash.
      Director
      Geneviève Jolliffe
      Screenwriter
      Geneviève Jolliffe, Chris Jones
      Production Co
      Living Spirit Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 6, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 26, 2005