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13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | | Horror | July 1960 (USA)
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A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.






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Complete credited cast:
Charles Herbert ...
Benjamen Rush
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Hilda Zorba (as Rosemary De Camp)


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 12 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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Release Date:

July 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Thirteen Ghosts  »

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Technical Specs


| (black and white)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The exterior of the Cyrus Zorba House that the family inherits is in reality the Winchester Mystery House located in San Jose California. This is not the main entrance "street view", but is from one of the other many entrances of the house. Notice the handrail running up the middle of the steps so that it's easier (and safer) for public use. See more »


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 »


Buck Zorba: There's furniture and books and most of it I haven't even seen yet.
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Referenced in A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) See more »

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another great old classic
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thirteen Ghosts is one of those great 'classic' horror films,that relied more on atmosphere and acting, then on 'gory' special f/x. I saw the re-make' and did not enjoy it at all; being a classic horror film fan, I was very disappointed. This movie features some pretty good actings; Donald Woods, Rosemary DeCamp, and Martin Milner of the classic "Route 66" TV show, Donald Woods as know to classic horror fans, appeared in the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, and John VanDreelan in "The Leech Woman" so it was goods for us old 'classiclovers' to see them, and lets not forget Miss Margaret Hamilton, the 'Wicked "Witch of the West" from the great "Wizard of 0z' all in all an entertaining, fun family film It has its scary moments, but none of the 'gore' so prevalent in today's films.

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