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The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Musical  -  6 April 1966 (USA)
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A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt, to go "up there" and have his youth restored.

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Hiram Stokley is a recently desased corpse who learns that he has 24 hours to mastermind and perform one good deed in order to get into Heaven, so he enlists the help of his long deceased girlfriend Cecily, a ghost, to stop his greedy lawyer, Reginald Ripper and his henchman J. Sinister Hulk from claiming his estate for themselves and protecting his eligible heirs, Chuck, Lili, Hiram's cousin Myrtle, and her son who brings his beach party friends up at the mansion for a pool party while Reginald Ripper also employs his daughter Sinistra, and J. Sinister Hulk's slow-witted associates Chicken Feather and Yolanda to help them terrorize the teens, while dopey biker Eric Von Zipper and his Malibu Rat Pack bikers also get involved in pursuing Yolanda for a share of the estate. Written by Matthew Patay

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Beach Party in a Haunted House  »

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J. Sinister Hulk appears in a monster costume during the film; it is the same costume seen in the AIP-TV production "The Eye Creatures," shot in Texas by writer-producer-director Larry Buchanan in 1965. There were other props from previous AIP releases in this film,as well as the spoof "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" (1965), which also featured the bikini-clad Susan Hart in a rare leading role. See more »

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The sawdust on Lili Morton keeps disappearing as she is tied to the sawmill in the Chamber of Horrors. See more »

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One of the Best of the 1960s AIP Beach/Supernatural Pictures
28 September 2005 | by (Beltsville, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Maybe I am crazy in the head (If I am, I enjoy every minute if it - heh heh), but I thought "Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" was the perfect synthesis of the earlier AIP beach and supernatural movies. With actors and actresses from hits like "Beach Party", "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine", "Die, Monster, Die" and so on, we end up with a highly campy, yet enjoyable plot. Boris Karloff is great as Hiram Stokely, the "corpse". Susan Hart playing the "Ghost" is great eye candy as she was in the original "Doctor Goldfoot" film, and the scenes in the graveyard and the chamber of horrors conjure up memories of the fine AIP supernatural/Poe films. And of course, with the rock and rollers including Nancy Sinatra conjuring up the earlier AIP beach movies - who can ask for more. Great camp - great fun throughout. 9/10.

Dan Basinger


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