While everyone was gasping over THE SIXTH SENSE, writer-turned-director David Koepp quietly delivered a chilling adaptation of Richard (I am Legend
) Matheson's novel A Stir of Echoes
, in which a man who begins to see ghosts after being hypnotized at a party. And they're not happy... scary stuff. But in Koepp's comedic variation on a similar theme, the dead are not just unhappy -- they're irritatingly needy.
Dr. Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais of the UK Office and HBO's Extras) is an embittered, misanthropic and, we later learn, heart-broken Manhattan dentist with a successful practice and a partner (Assif Mandvi) he does his best ...