Ghost Story 1981

John Irvin

Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <>

Runtime: 2 hours




  • Gale Grindle Student
  • Mason Cardiff Schoolboy
  • Betty Low Irmengard
  • Barbara von Zastrow Ricky's Mother
  • Raymond J. Quinn Ricky's Father
  • Hugh Hires Student Solt
  • Alvin W. Fretz Coroner
  • Edward F. Dillon Judge
  • Alfred Curven Man in Coffin
  • Terrance Mario Carnes Waiter
  • Russell R. Bletzer Reverend Wilkinson
  • William F. Conway Sears' Father
  • Virginia Bingham Sears' Mother
  • Deborah Offner Helen
  • Ruth Hunt Florence
  • Kyra Carleton Eva's Apparition
  • Cagle D. Green Eva's Apparition
  • James Greene Mailman
  • Breon Gorman Nettie Dedham
  • Robin Curtis Rea Dedham
  • Helena Carroll Mrs. Meredith
  • Robert Burr Principal
  • Guy Boyd Omar Norris
  • Michael O'Neill Churchill
  • Brad Sullivan Sheriff Hardesty
  • Ken Olin Young Sears James
  • Kurt Johnson Young Edward Wanderley
  • Tim Choate Young Ricky Hawthorne
  • Mark Chamberlin Young John Jaffrey
  • Lance Holcomb Fenny Bate
  • Miguel Fernandes Gregory Bate
  • Jacqueline Brookes Milly
  • Alice Krige Alma / Eva
  • Patricia Neal Stella
  • Craig Wasson Don / David
  • John Houseman Sears James
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Edward Wanderley
  • Melvyn Douglas John Jaffrey
  • Fred Astaire Ricky Hawthorne


  • Peter Straub
  • Lawrence D. Cohen


  • Douglas Green
  • Ronald G. Smith
  • Burt Weissbourd