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Thirteen Ghosts

  • Film

Time Out says

William Castle - on whose original this horror film is based - was something of a downmarket Hitchcock and master of extravagant promotion. When his Thirteen Ghosts (1960) came out, the audience were handed 3D-style glasses to see the on-screen spectres - no such gimmick this time, regrettably. Single father Arthur (Shalhoub) inherits a house from creepy uncle Cyrus (Abraham, camping), the basement of which is full of ghosts, each representing a sign of the dark zodiac. Cue mayhem. The house is the best thing in the film, a fantastic entanglement of glass, steel and Latin script. Passable SFX provide some distraction from all the frenzy and screaming.
Written by PW

Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Steve Beck
  • Screenwriter:Neal Marshall Stevens, Richard D'Ovidio
  • Cast:
    • Tony Shalhoub
    • Matthew Lillard
    • Shannon Elizabeth
    • Alec Roberts
    • JR Bourne
    • Rah Digga
    • F Murray Abraham
    • Embeth Davidtz
    • Matthew Harrison
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