Claire, an empty nester, thinks her neighbor across the street has been murdered and her ghost is trying to communicate with her. Or is she? Could it be another ghost or could Claire be losing her mind?
What Lies Beneath has a ball playing with audience expectations with Harrison Ford cast against type and the multiple twists, turns, and fake outs throughout the slightly overstuffed runtime. There's something very playful about the entire film as if you know Zemeckis had a huge grin on his face throughout the shoot.
The performances are excellent, including Michelle Pfieffer as Claire, our hapless heroine, who's desperately trying to make sense of all the madness around her. Zemeckis' camera work, boosted by some well done CGI, is truly next level genius at times and all the scares are perfectly timed for you to clutch the person next to you.