Win GHOST STORY on Blu-Ray In Our Competition!

 Posted by on December 4, 2015  News
Dec 042015


It was one of the most talked about horror films of the early 1980s, thanks, in no small part, for the wealth of Hollywood royalty nearing the end of their careers starring in what was, for many of them, the first and only horror film of their working lives.

And now, for the first time in the UK, Ghost Story arrives on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Second Sight on 7th December 2015 and we’ve two copies to give away on Blu-Ray to our lucky readers!

The film, based on the acclaimed Peter Straub bestseller (rated by Stephen King as one of the finest examples of the craft of the late 20th century) stars screen legends Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and John Houseman. Three of the four were making their final film appearances ever, with the acclaimed horror proving to be a fitting epitaph for their talents. The film also stars a haunting Alice Krige (Star Trek).

Ghost Story follows a quartet of elderly friends who while away the time in their dotage by telling each other spooky stories and creepy tales as part of their Chowder Society group.

But when one of them meets an untimely end and the rest are afflicted with troubling nightmares, it appears as if past crimes could be catching up with them…

For your chance to win GHOST STORY on Blu-Ray, simply comment below telling us who your favourite horror actor is and why.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Tuesday 15th December 2015 and two valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 18 years or older
• One entry per household
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• 2 winners will win 1x Ghost Story on Blu-Ray
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.


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  92 Responses to “Win GHOST STORY on Blu-Ray In Our Competition!”

  1. My favourite horror actor has to be Robert Englund. Not only is he the most iconic horror character (who I feel can’t be replaced) in Freddy Kruger, he has continued to work nonstop in the horror genre. I admit, his last classic character for me is Mayer Buckman and he is now more of a cameo player than a star, but I still watch anything to which he is attached.

  2. A vastly underrated performance – because it was in a kid’s comedy is that of Duncan Regehr as Dracula in Monster Squad. He had just the understated menace to perfection.

  3. peter cushing

  4. This film is a lesser known classic, with some great actors. Probably, over the decades, Christopher Lee has to hold the title of best horror actor – in recent years I’d plump for Tobin Bell (Jigsaw), who is so effortlessly menacing!

  5. Vincent Price for introducing me to horror with Hammer

  6. “My name is Alice”
    was tempted to go with Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee, both favourites from my childhood decided in the end to go with Mila Jovovitch whose role as Alice has been awesome throughout the Resident Evil series of films. I know that some haven’t been as good as others but for all out zombie fun action the Resi films are my go-to choice and Mila is the star.

  7. I don’t know if the film comes under ‘horror’ but Kathy Bates was amazing in Misery. One minute she is nice and cheerful and the next she is depressed and wanting to take a sledgehammer to James Caan’s feet.

  8. Peter Cushing

  9. Peter Cushing I just love the hammer horror films he appeared in, he was just a class actor really

  10. Would have to be Bill Moseley, I loved house of 1000 corpses and Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2

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  11. Vincent Price – easily my favorite by far, iconic actor, especially in Roger Corman’s films.

  12. Bela Lugosi; I grew up with his films and he is a legend

  13. Max Schreck. The original and the most frightening Nosferatu. Shudder!

  14. peter cushing

  15. Danny Trejo! He’s a boss! I know he always plays the same character but he’s very scary!

  16. There are too many to mention, but in remembrace the actor who really introduced terror, pure terror to the screen must be Gunnar Hansen, his portrayal of Leatherface is still unparalleled to this day, the way he embodies child like qualities in the role and the viciousness of the character, it is just an awesome peace of work…and will always be remembered in the annals of film history…R.I.P. Gunnar.

  17. Bela Lugosi, he’ll always be my favourite Dracula as well!

  18. I’d go with robert englund, can’t beat the original nightmare on elm street films!!

  19. Doug Bradley because his Pin Head character in Hellraiser was the scariest thing i had ever seen.

  20. Robert Englund because to me he will always be Freddy Kruger, he portrayed the character so well.

  21. Vincent Price, creepy & hilarious at the same time

  22. got to be christopher lee, such variety and sincerity to all of his roles make him an icon in my eyes. and of course, he IS dracula!

  23. has to be Bela Lugosi,

  24. Christopher Lee because I used to watch Hammer films regularly when I was a lot younger and he was always great

  25. Michael Ironside – fantastic in Scanners and he is always very watchable (even if the films he is in aren’t!)

  26. Peter Cushing because he was so intense and captivating to watch

  27. Christopher Lee – the definitive Dracula!

  28. Billy Drago, as he`s someone who I`ve seen in 2/3 films and always thought his roles were good and well acted (a few year ago though)

  29. gonna go for one of those guys who pops up in a movie and instantly gives it credibility while making it more awesome.

    brad dourif.

    he’s been nominated for an oscar, he’s popped up in blockbusters and critically acclaimed masterpieces of big and small screen. he’s also chucky from the child’s play movies, and if you’ve seen 5 horror movies in your lifetime, he probably had a cameo in at least one.

    my personal favourite role of his is a rare lead in the sadly under-appreciated “death machine” (although he is a guy who is excellent in everything he does; he doesn’t do “phoning it in”).

  30. Brad Dourif at the moment; Child’s Play, Spontaneous Combustion, Exorcist III, what’s not to like

  31. It has to be the master of dreams Freddy Kruger himself Robert Englund.

  32. Christopher Lee as iconic Dracula has to be a favourite

  33. Peter Cushing

  34. Bruce Campbell – brilliant in the Evil Dead movies and hugely talented. Bubba Ho-tep is also brilliant – a ludicrous premise, but Campbell is superb in the Elvis role.

  35. Max Schreck, the original and the best

  36. Christopher Lee – very creepy

  37. I think Peter Cushing, because no matter how oulandish the film, he would always ground it by playing with absolute conviction.

  38. Christopher Lee for many menacing roles in different films.

  39. Peter Cushing, for his iconic Hammer roles, but also for his range and an extra point for being the first Doctor Who

  40. I’d go with Peter Cushing. He starred in many horror films (of varying quality) alongside a great many monsters and vampires. He was always giving it his all as though he truly believed in the horror that existed within the stories.

  41. The late great Sir Christopher Lee. So many roles as both good (The Devil Rides Out) and bad characters (Lord Of The Rings, The Wickerman etc.).

  42. Sir Christopher Lee, a great actor and played great parts, my favourite is Count Dookoo in Star wars.

  43. Has to be Robert Englund absolute legend in horror when you think of horror actors he is one of the first names that spring to mind!

  44. Bela Lugosi, Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee are my all time legends but out of the ‘modern’ crop of actors I’d probably pick Tobin Bell from the ‘Saw’ franchise. He has the perfect scary face and mannerisms 🙂

  45. Michael Ripper. For adding a sense of fun to any Hammer Horror film in which he appeared.

  46. Christopher Lee – Those eyes of terror!

  47. Vincent Price

  48. Christopher Lee as he is a great actor

  49. It has to be the actor who played the Vampire in Nosferatu – Max Schreck – truly the most horrifying vampire of them all

  50. vincent price – it was the voice!

  51. Christopher lee – he had “the evil look”

  52. Christopher Lee because he had such a menacing look

  53. Kane Hodder because if a film wants a movie maniac to look and act scary that dude is always on hand. Such a great horror actor.

  54. Christopher Lee got to be no 1

  55. Peter Cushing; he is a relative 🙂

  56. Christopher Lee, legend

  57. The late great Sir Christopher Lee. A great actor because he was capable of playing so many different roles. Although he is asscoiated with horror films he wasn’t restricted to a single genre, eg Lord of The Rings and Star Wars.

  58. Bella Lugosi – because he set the standard for others to seek to achieve.

  59. Vincent Price – a creepy voice and looked menacing

  60. Peter Cushing a top class actor brilliant in everything he does

  61. Bruce Campbell – I love the Evil Dead movies and he’s just a great actor.

  62. Robert Englund as Freddie Kruger, it was the first ever horror to scare the hell out of me.

  63. Christopher lee. The master unsurpassed.

  64. Robert Englund as Freddie because he is iconic and scary

  65. Robert Englund he gave me many a nightmare as a child as Freddie Kruger 🙂

  66. Christopher Lee most deffo – the stuff of child hood nightmares 😀



  68. Got to be Christopher lee the best

  69. Christopher Lee for his Count Dracula

  70. Christopher lee. From dracula to the wickerman he delivered amazing evil performances. And he was even a villain in star wars too!

  71. Vincent Price with that unmistakable voice

  72. I love walking dead with Lindsay Wagner I watched it every nights for weeks it was that good or I was that boring no its a good film

  73. Not obviously a horror actor until I watched Hannibal Lecter but Anthony Hopkins plays outstandingly evil characters very convincingly indeed.

  74. robert englung for being the scarey freddy which scared the life out me the first time i watched nightmare on elm street

  75. Rober England… Freddy scared me for years!! amazing

  76. Anthony Hopkins in silence of the lambs terrified me

  77. I still think Peter Cushing did it best!!

  78. Jack Nicholson in The Shining stands out for me!

  79. Vincent price – the master of horror!

  80. peter cushing

  81. It has to be Peter Cushing, who could turn any film into a “quality horror” just by his brooding presence. Also, by all accounts, a lovely man – and a vegetarian!

  82. Has to be Christopher Lee. Classic

  83. Robert Englud. The guy is Freddy Krueger man! What a Legend

  84. Robert Englund – He has the best facial expression for horror

  85. not so much horror but jack Nicholson in the shining

  86. Peter Cushing!

  87. Christopher Lee

  88. Has to be Robert Englud because he’s a legend!

  89. My favourite horror actor has to be Robert Englund. love him in nightmare in elm street plus i met in cardiff once

  90. Willem Dafoe in Shadow of a Vampire. Genuinely creepy.

  91. Robert Englund – Nightmare on Elm Street series. Just brings that character to life (or death)

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