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13 Ghosts -- Trailer for this William Castle horror classic
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Director:
Writer:
Robb White (written by)
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Release Date:
July 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
IT'S FUN TO BE SCARED BY 13 GHOSTS (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Still fun and scary even forty years later See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Baker ... Ghost (uncredited)
John Burnside ... Ghost (uncredited)

William Castle ... Himself (uncredited)
David Hoffman ... Messenger (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Ghost (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
Robb White (written by)

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
 
Original Music by
Von Dexter 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
 
Makeup Department
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Hazel Keats .... hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Stein .... assistant director
Robert Robinson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Max Frankel .... second propman (uncredited)
Harry Hopkins .... prop master (uncredited)
Jim Meehan .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound (as Harry Mills)
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Eldon Coutts .... recordist (uncredited)
Sol Jaffe .... mikeman (uncredited)
Andy Payne .... cableman (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Becker .... key grip (uncredited)
Robert Coburn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Clarence Eubank .... best boy (uncredited)
James R. Field .... gaffer (uncredited)
John 'Mike' Hunt .... second grip (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
James Saper .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dona Holloway .... associate to producer
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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  • Pathé  Eastman color by
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Runtime:
85 min | 82 min (black and white version)
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:(Banned) (1960) (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (1960) (re-rating) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (No. 19630) | West Germany:16 | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
The last feature film of Charles Herbert.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After Buck slides down the banister and walks off, we see money fall to the floor. It's clearly noticeable that the money didn't fall out of the hidden area in the stairs. If you look closely you can tell that it comes from somewhere above the stairs.See more »
Quotes:
Buck Zorba:There's furniture and books and most of it I haven't even seen yet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006)See more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Still fun and scary even forty years later, 7 October 2001
Author: Hessian499 from Pittsburgh, PA

13 Ghosts has stood the test of time well, as have most of Castle's films. While much is made of the gimmick of seeing the ghosts with 3d glasses, the movie itself is well made and not just a vehicle to carry the gimmick. Seeing the movie on television or video without the 3d glasses (but with the ghosts visible) makes you realize this is a well made film.

The scene where the father encounters the ghosts for the first time in the hidden room is quite spooky, and the special effects are almost hypnotic to watch. The story behind the ghosts being in the house is developed quite well, and makes the ghosts themselves more enjoyable. The ghosts range from almost comical to truly frightening, and it is fun to wait and see what kind of spirit you will encounter next.

The house itself is a rather nice piece of real estate, and I'm sure some people have driven around Los Angeles trying to find it. Martin Milner plays the lawyer who facilitates the will giving the family the house, and it is interesting to see him in his pre-Adam 12 days.

13 Ghosts is definitely worth watching, especially around Halloween. While some may find the plot and idea less than satisfying, I found it to be very spooky. And you really do get to see all 13 ghosts!

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