my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   13 Ghosts
Director:   William Castle
Year:   1960
Genre:   Haunted House
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.06.10

Other Movies Seen By This Director (3)
- I Saw What You Did
- Strait-Jacket
- The Tingler

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.06.10DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2010
I didn't make it; fell asleep halfway through, so I watched the last half this morning.

A poor family learns that a mysterious rich uncle has left them his house in his will, which is great except the dozen ghosts inhabiting it. With the ability of these special glasses you can see them, which is where William Castle inserted his gimmick of "illusion-O" where the ghosts appear in blue and the audience has a choice of looking through a red filter to see them or a blue filter to wash them out.

This was pretty much exactly what I thought it would be: an innocent cheap fun movie that reminds me of the joy present in a lot of these old horror movies. Sure it's not at all scary or spooky and the floating candles and whatnot bring more smirks than shivers but... it's just fun to watch. It's comfortable like an old warm blanket. I think it's really great that TCM keeps up the tradition of horror movies on Halloween weekend; I really like that you can find movies like Night of the Living Dead and Creepshow on tv while carving pumpkins or decorating the house. Just as strong a connection as all the classic Christmas movies on in December if you ask me.

Anyway, that was last night's ghostly double feature. I'm not sure what I'm watching next but tonight will bring 4 more movies! See you then!