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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror | July 1959 (USA)
A group of drag-racing fanatics, members of a Los Angeles club, move into an old deserted mansion and set up shop, making it their headquarters. They hold a Halloween masked ball for the ... See full summary »

Director:

William J. Hole Jr. (as William Hole)

Writer:

Lou Rusoff
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jody Fair Jody Fair ... Lois Cavendish
Russ Bender ... Tom Hendry
Henry McCann Henry McCann ... Dave
Martin Braddock Martin Braddock ... Stan
Elaine DuPont Elaine DuPont ... Rhoda
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Bonzo the Clown
Jack Ging ... Tony
Nancy Anderson Nancy Anderson ... Nita (Annita)
Dorothy Neumann ... Anastasia Abernathy
Sanita Pelkey Sanita Pelkey ... Amelia
Kirby Smith Kirby Smith ... Wesley Cavendish
Jeanne Tatum Jeanne Tatum ... Alice Cavendish (as Jean Tatum)
Beverly Scott Beverly Scott ... Hazel
Bill St. Johns Bill St. Johns ... Ed
Tommy Ivo ... Tommy Ivo
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A group of drag-racing fanatics, members of a Los Angeles club, move into an old deserted mansion and set up shop, making it their headquarters. They hold a Halloween masked ball for the club's grand opening, and invite everyone to come dressed as their favorite monster! Oddly enough, the festivities turn sour when one of the bright youths discovers an impostor among them in the form of an honest-to-gosh live monster who's been hogging all the dances with the best-looking girls! Written by filmfactsman

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The Hot Rod Gang meets the...GHOST of DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW

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Comedy | Horror

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Trivia

Special Effects man Paul Blaisdell recycled two monster costumes: the outfit from The Astounding She-Creature (1958) and the alien head from Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957). See more »

Quotes

Rhoda: He's got static in his attic - completely zonked!
Tom Hendry: I'll have to include a dictionary with this story.
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Crazy Credits

The final credit reads "The Endest, Man" See more »

Connections

Follows Hot Rod Gang (1958) See more »

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Charge
by Nick Venet
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Fun late 50's hot rod flick with spooky non-horror trappings
10 May 2016 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

Released in 1959 and shot in B&W, "Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow" chronicles the events of a group of hot rod drag racers who are forced to move into a deserted mansion as their new headquarters, which appears to be haunted. To celebrate their new home and make money, they throw a Halloween costume party. The festivities are interrupted by a monster who's hogging the dances with the best-looking gals!

This is an eminently entertaining 50's hot rod/non-horror movie highlighted by petite cutie Jody Fair as the main protagonist and, believe it or not, one of the top hot rodders; not to mention the stunning statuesque beauty, Sanita Pelkey, who appears to be around 6'2". Several of the girls have a slumber party at one point. As for the "horror" shenanigans, they're essentially the blueprint for the Scooby Doo, Where Are You! cartoon, which debuted a decade later.

The film runs 65 minutes and was shot in Southern California.

GRADE: B


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunted Hotrod See more »

Filming Locations:

Montville, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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