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Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

 |  Comedy, Family, Horror  |  May 1967 (USA)
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Country singers on their way to Nashville have car trouble, forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion. Soon they realize that the house is not only haunted, but is also the ... See full summary »

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Country singers on their way to Nashville have car trouble, forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion. Soon they realize that the house is not only haunted, but is also the headquarters of a ring of international spies after a top secret formula for rocket fuel. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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May 1967 (USA)  »

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Ghost Party  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Final theatrical film of director Jean Yarbrough. See more »

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Dark storm clouds and thunder and lightning are shown in the sky, but the midday sun is still obviously brightly shining on the cast. See more »

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[first lines]
[Boots, Woody and Jeepers blunder into a shootout between lawmen and enemy agents]
Deputy Sheriff: [to one of the spies] Drop it!
Sheriff: [to the entertainers] It's okay. Sorry you got caught in the middle.
Woody Wetherby: What's goin' on?
Sheriff: Spies.
Jeepers: Spies?
Sheriff: That's right - over in Acme City and in these hills. They're all over the place.
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Performed by Ferlin Husky, Joi Lansing, Don Bowman
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Ferlin Husky and Lon Chaney, Jr. do NOT sing a duet
8 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frankenstein met the Wolfman, and they both met Abbott and Costello, so why shouldn't country music greats Ferlin Husky and Merle Haggard meet Basil Rathbone and Lon Chaney, Jr? No reason a'tall. I was hoping for a real hoedown here, even though I'm not sure what a hoedown is. Well, actually, a hoedown seems to be a "square dance." At least that's what the Merriam Webster link on my toolbar came up with, in which case a hoedown isn't what I was hoping for, after all. A Ferlin Husky-Lon Chaney, Jr. duet on a country classic, perhaps "Your Cheatin' Heart," or something else from the pen of Hank Williams, would have been nice, but, alas, it was not to be. As a result, "Hillbillies in a Haunted House" fails to live up to its considerable potential. I suppose that for Basil Rathbone, who would die in the year of this film's release, appearing in this movie is no worse than doing an infomercial for a Helsinki baldness cure, which is what aged, down on their luck actors seem to do these days, although it would have been nice to see the screen's greatest Sherlock Holmes go out with more style than is evident here.


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