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36% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 41% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings When Cyrus Zorba (Donald Woods) and his poverty-stricken family inherit an old mansion, they can't believe their good luck. However, not long after they move in they realize that the house is haunted by 12 ghosts and run by a housekeeper (Margaret Hamilton) who works in the dark arts. Though the ghosts are intent on killing a member of the family, the Zorbas insist on staying in the house because they have learned that a large fortune is hidden somewhere inside it. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Nell Minow Common Sense Media Cheesy -- and gory -- classic; no young'uns. Rated: 4/5 Aug 26, 2010 Full Review Jonathan Foreman New York Post Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 30, 2002 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom The special effects were low-budget even for their time, but there are a couple of jump-out-at-you moments and plot twists that still work pretty well. Rated: 4/5 Oct 16, 2001 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing Slender but fun. Rated: 3/4 Sep 17, 2016 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Amateurish and crude, William Castle's film is better known for its aggressive publicity campaign. Rated: C Jun 22, 2011 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid It falters just as most of today's movies falter: too much emphasis on effects and not enough on characters. Oct 23, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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CodyZamboni William Castle's cheap, campy , but energetic scare show, has enough fun factors that it ends up a pleasant time waster. The old school scares, likeable family characters, and a ghostly mystery make it one of Castle's better efforts. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/11/24 Full Review SR C Not a bad movie for a production that is older than I am. It has an ending that I did not see coming and that is always a "win" in my book Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Jeff M One of the things I love about watching classic movies is wondering how audiences reacted to them at the time of their releases. Did people actually think this was scary 61 years ago? A lot of the elements of modern horror are here - ouija boards, ghosts, haunted houses, etc. But the enjoyment of this movie comes not from the thrills and chills it purports to contain but considering that movie making like this may once have been considered frightening. It comes across like an extra long episode of BEWITCHED, complete with a small role for the Wicked Witch of the West herself, Margaret Hamilton. It held my interest, and I mildly enjoyed it as a relic or a fossil of by-gone times, but if you're looking for actual suspense, stick with PSYCHO, which happened to be released the same year. This was remade in 2001, and while I haven't seen the updated version, my niece insists it is quite scary. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Melissa L I think this was a great little movie. It's a little cheesy, but it's pretty good and has an ending with a twist. Once again, I haven't any idea why the ratings are so low. I recommend it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Joseph D I actually saw the remake first, & while I enjoyed that film, the original's camp nature & fun "Illusion-O" gimmick, give it a charm modern films seem to lack. And while most of the cast is a bit flat, the presence of the Wicked Witch herself, Margaret Hamilton, gave them the pep up they needed. What I wouldn't give to see this as William Castle intended, in a prop filled movie house, stage & all. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/06/23 Full Review Andre G Old school black and white 3D movie. I didn't even know they had 3D back then. It was a good storyline. I liked seeing the low budget special effects they were trying to do. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When Cyrus Zorba (Donald Woods) and his poverty-stricken family inherit an old mansion, they can't believe their good luck. However, not long after they move in they realize that the house is haunted by 12 ghosts and run by a housekeeper (Margaret Hamilton) who works in the dark arts. Though the ghosts are intent on killing a member of the family, the Zorbas insist on staying in the house because they have learned that a large fortune is hidden somewhere inside it.
Director
William Castle
Production Co
William Castle Productions
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 27, 2014
Runtime
1h 28m
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