Monday, April 7, 2008

Thirteen Ghosts (1960)

Buck Zorba: Elaine?
Elaine Zacharides: Yes Buck?
Buck Zorba: You really are a witch, aren't you?
Elaine Zacharides: Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies.

This was a very slow horror movie. Not very scary, but pretty funny, if you like old-fashioned special effects. It's in black and white, despite the cover here. It's got an odd, precocious young boy, ghosts, and an evil boyfriend.

What more do you need to know?

Plot synopsis? Poor boy with starving family makes a wish for a house, gets haunted house complete with creepy servants, including a presumptive witch; boy is unafraid of ghosts, but believes. Family is disbelieving, but increasingly suspicious of odd events. Plot twists, happy ending.

Two stars - for the boy and the special effects - might watch again if we have a night of ghosts with this and The Canterville Ghost.

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