Tuesday, May 31, 2016

13 Ghosts (1960)

Director: William Castle

Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Margaret Hamilton

Cyrus Zorba is a penniless paleontologist who comes home to hide all of his furniture is being repossessed.  While movers are about finished he receives a letter.  The news is that his reclusive uncle has passed away and left him his estate, including all the furnishings.  There was just one catch though.  His uncle was a ghost hunter and collected 12 ghosts that live in the house.  The family moves in any way for a better life.  His uncle’s accountant helps the family with what they need, but he is just looking for the money that is hidden in the house.  His uncle developed glasses to be able to see the ghosts and be able to keep up with where the ghosts are in the house.


William Castle created yet another film with a gimmick to get kids in the theater, and it worked.  Each person that came into the theater was given a viewer to be able to see the ghosts or chose not to.  It’s a campy movie, but I love it.  The special effects are bad, but that is all they had in those days.  Deal with it.  The best part of the movie is that Margaret Hamilton, the wicked witch herself, plays the housekeeper.

13 Ghosts (1960) Trailer


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