Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion ... See full summary »
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Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. The case has aroused local interest not only because of the anniversary but due to the fact that the family heir, Nick Simmons, has returned to Rachel aiming to tear the mansion down. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determine what exactly happened that night long ago and the identity of the real killer. Written by
One of the running gag in the movie, the defective elevator, was used again as a running gag in the 1971 film How To Frame a Figg which also starred Don Knotts. See more »
At the end when Luther has knocked Mr. Simmons down the hidden staircase, Mr. Kelsey tells Alma to go call the police. The house hasn't been lived in for 20 years and the phone would not be hooked up. See more »
Entertaining horror spoof of a more innocent time.
As the spunky, witty typesetter of the local newspaper who is sometimes afraid of his own shadow, Don Knotts goes up against the local legendary haunted house, a garden-shears-carrying nemesis, and a real true to life bad guy in this funny, quirky, endearing mystery from Universal's 1966 archives.
"Everything I ever needed to know about life, I learned from the Ghost and Mr. Chicken." the Fiend :.
This is an excellent, wholesome horror/comedy featuring many of your favorite members of the "Mayberry" bunch. It's delightful entertainment for the whole family, and one of Knotts's best performances as the underdog with the stout heart and quaky knees.
And best of all, the ending is a bit of a surprise.
This was my favorite movie as a child, and it rates a 9/10 from...
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