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The Comeback (1978)

A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

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Webster Jones
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Mr B
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Girl Singer
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A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

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Is she the victim of a bizarre murder... or will she be back? See more »


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The Day the Screaming Stopped  »

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Director Pete Walker initially offered the role of Nick Cooper to Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry and intended to shoot the film in the U.S. See more »

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Around 49min 20sec in, boom reflected in glass of cabinet in the room. See more »

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Featured in Sheila Keith: A Nice Old Lady? (2005) See more »

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Titania
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Music by H.M. Farrar
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Effective but occasionally stodgy chiller
5 December 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Jack Jones, the seventies MOR crooner, doesn't disgrace himself with his central performance in this memorably demented chiller. Jones plays a pop singer attempting to record a new album in the surroundings of an apparently haunted country retreat, but he's distracted by the creepy staff (Sheila Keith and Bill Owen), his smarmy, secretly cross-dressing manager, the brutal murders of his ex-wife and trusted colleague, and a burgeoning relationship with groupie Pamela Stephenson. Whilst not as gory as FRIGHTMARE nor as fast-paced or compelling as HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, THE COMEBACK has more than enough touches of eye-popping kinkiness, blood-spattered madness and hallucinatory menace to keep discerning genre fans entertained. Just be warned that Jones's music on the soundtrack isn't his best (it sounds like a particularly wayward Scott Walker solo album), and if you're expecting another nonthreatening pop star movie vehicle, you'd do better to avoid this completely.


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