Ghost Dad, a 1970s horror movie that featured a ghost father, has been nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
The Oscar-winning film has been hailed by critics for its dark and disturbing themes.
The movie has also been lauded for its haunting score, which features haunting lyrics from the late Bob Dylan and a string of haunting themes from the likes of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Wonder.
The film was released in the United States on October 23, 1971, by Paramount Pictures.
In this film, a father discovers his son has a video tape of his father dead.
A year later, the father receives a phone call from a man who claims he’s lost a son.
In the video, the boy appears to have a ghostly appearance.
When the father calls the police, the officer says, “You know what?
This was a ghost.
He wasn’t real.
It was a hoax.”
The police investigate, and the film ends with the father being told he’s being framed for murder.
“It’s one of those things that you can’t help but believe in,” said former writer-director Peter Straub.
“You think, ‘Oh, God, I’m sure they’re all crazy.’
You can’t believe it.
It’s just one of these things that happens to people.
The only thing you can do is hope they’re real.”
A spokesman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that the award will be announced at a press conference at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.