A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director:

William Castle

Writer:

Robb White
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Herbert ... Buck Zorba
Jo Morrow ... Medea Zorba
Martin Milner ... Benjamen Rush
Rosemary DeCamp ... Hilda Zorba (as Rosemary De Camp)
Donald Woods ... Cyrus Zorba
Margaret Hamilton ... Elaine Zacharides
John Van Dreelen ... Van Allen
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Storyline

Reclusive Dr. Zorba has died and left his eerie mansion to his penniless nephew Cyrus Zorba and his family. Along with the house, the Zorba family has also inherited the occultist's collection of 13 ghosts, who can only be seen through Zorba's special goggles. The family members, their lives at risk upon the discovery that Dr. Zorba's fortune lies hidden somewhere in the house, receive aid from unexpected quarters as the threat to their lives is revealed. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Taglines:

A ghost for each member of your family! Pick your favorite spook! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The last feature film of Charles Herbert. See more »

Goofs

In Rush's office we see the fly buzzing around the glasses. After it gets zapped (at around 33 mins), it still keeps moving. See more »

Quotes

Van Allen: Oh Cy, where are you?
Cyrus Zorba: Explaining how man survived the Pleistocene age.
Van Allen: How did he? And why?
Cyrus Zorba: All you have to do is find Elaine Zacharides.
Van Allen: I don't have to find her. She's the housekeeper.
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Alternate Versions

Some home video versions strip the movie of all Illusion-O features. The red and blue ghost sequences are rendered as regular black and white, the "Use/Remove Viewer" messages are eliminated, and the William Castle prologue and epilogue are entirely removed. The film was presented this way on VHS and Laserdisc. One side of the dual-sided DVD also presents the film in this manner (the other side presents it with all Illusion-O features intact). See more »

Connections

Featured in William Castle, Hollywood Barnum (1987) See more »

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superior to remake
7 April 2003 | by liathano31See all my reviews

Don't confuse this movie with the awful remake. Thankfully this movie was shown on one of the old movie channels before the remake came out or I might have passed on it. Maybe I'm biased having grown up watching all kind of horror movies, but I've always enjoyed the older movies like this one rather than the in your face remakes of today. Subtlety goes a long ways in telling the story!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 Ghosts See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,270,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (black and white)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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