Leon Dadmun is touring Europe with his nieces. He is a ghost debunker, but when Harry Guy Carleton sits him down in a haunted castle and tells him a story of a young couple, he may be forced to change his mind.
J. Searle Dawley was the first man to call himself a movie director (although others, such as Alice Guy, had done the work before) and he flourished from 1906 for a couple of decades. In this story, which takes advantage of the craze for spiritualism that arose in the aftermath of the First World War, he has produced a movie that is simultaneously creepy and heartening -- a precursor of such works as THE CAT AND THE CANARY and HAUNTED HONEYMOON.
It was originally released right before Halloween in 1919 and Grapevine Video has just come out with a DVD and Blu-ray edition, with a good organ score by David Knudson.
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