So Bad They're Good : 13 Ghosts (1960)

13 Ghosts (1960)

It's on right now. I think it was pretty good. The family was straight out of a 60's sitcom but the story wasn't campy or cheesy and had a twist at the end.

I also liked the remake because the ghosts made the film.


Sheldon:"Was the starfish wearing boxer shorts? Because you might have been watching Nickelodeon.

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I liked this movie a lot, too. I originally bought it because Margaret Hamilton appeared as the housekeeper and I was a fan of her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. I did like the gimmick of seeing the ghosts and also seeing clean-cut Martin Milner as a bad guy and over-acting Charles Herbert as the terrified son. Good, campy fun!!

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Yes, I meant wasn't played campy by all. Of course it had some camp! (lol) I liked seeing Margaret Hamilton too. It was a nice change that the housekeeper wasn't an evil murderer out to kill the family because they got the inheritance. Loved the ending too!

Sheldon:"Was the starfish wearing boxer shorts? Because you might have been watching Nickelodeon."

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The only real 'camp' in the film was Rosemary De Camp who played the mother. Ha ha.

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Here is William Castle's Ghost Viewer I have kept for over 50 years after seeing the film in a theater when it first came out.

http://i.imgur.com/m0FbIqp.jpg

"50, count 'em 50, ambassadors will definitely appear at the peace conference."

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I rate it 7/10, but I don't like it enough to buy it. I like the remake better. I rate that movie 10/10 and I also own it on DVD.

Volker Flenske: (While torturing David) I don't know why you're doing this to yourself!

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I really enjoyed this William Castle film when it was released. I still have the cardboard "ghost viewer" that was handed out to people buying a ticket to go see the film. I have kept that as a memento for over 50 years.

"50, count 'em 50, ambassadors will definitely appear at the peace conference."

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Wow! It's great that you still have your memento. I wish I had seen it in the theater.

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It's a nice flick. Not really scary, but very well-done with some good acting. It's a tad bit better than the remake too.
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