3.5 / 5
Tagline: IT'S FUN TO BE SCARED BY 13 GHOSTS
Directed by: William Castle
Written by: Robb White
Actors include: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner
Length: 84 minutes
Oh it's cute for a kiddies kinda film...I mean it's absolutely not frightening in any way but it's kitschy and fun in a way that only Castle can be. The gimmick on this one was "Illusion-O" glasses that the audience in the theatre would put on as soon as they saw one of our characters wear glasses. Of course watching this at home without glasses I kinda lost that effect but since it was so cheaply done I hardly believe it would have made a difference. The premise is that a poor family discover that their rich scientist Uncle (who collected ghosts) died and has left them their house. Things start moving around at will and ghosts keep appearing and startling the family. There are also rumors of money being lost from the estate, a creepy Housekeeper who comes with the house (played by Margaret Hamilton from The Wizard of Oz of course). It's rather wholesome, it's got a few laughs and it's easy to watch, I would definitely show this to children though!
Availability: On DVD