Ghostwatch (1992)

A legendary television hoax that sparked a panic akin to the 1938 radio version of “War of the Worlds,” this 1992 television movie was presented as a live show being held on Halloween night, investigating an alleged haunted house in Britain. With events gradually unfolding throughout the production and reaching the television studio, audiences were led to believe actual paranormal activities were under way live as they were watching. Now that we know it was a hoax, it’s nearly impossible to recapture the original airing’s power or to overlook the hokey acting, but it’s still a lot of fun to watch a unique moment in broadcast history.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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