Alexander Armsworth and his family move to an authentic antibellum mansion, which once was owned by a river pirate. Alexander is drawn into a century-old mystery when he sees the ghost of a little girl, and she asks for his help in finding the "child of glass" by reciting a riddle. He has only a day or two to solve the riddle, or be haunted for the rest of his life! Written by
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While most of the setting is authentic, the production company could not find a suitable crypt in the Danville, Kentucky cemetary, so the climactic sequence was shot in a fake tomb constructed in the actual graveyard. The phony mausoleum became a local attraction after the film aired. See more »
I saw this a long time ago as a young child, our local small-town video store had a bunch of old Disney clamshell videos for rental, and I remember renting this one as a child. It truly scared me then, I was terrified, but I recently was able to get a copy of this and still found it to be a great movie.
The film is about Alexander Armstrong, whose family moves into an old Antebellum Southern mansion, where he meets the ghost of a Creole girl named Inez Dumaine, who asks him for help. He and his kooky friend, Blossom, with the help of Blossom's psychic aunt, then try to unravel the mystery behind her death and lay her spirit to rest, before her ghost becomes destined to walk the earth forever.
This film and "The Watcher in the Woods" are both Disney movies that seem to stand out to me, and bring back many memories from my childhood. Maybe it's because they're more on the scary side than the average Disney cartoon classics. The only difference is that "The Watcher in the Woods" is much more available than this movie, and is also on a couple of DVD formats. This one is extremely rare, I'm hoping to someday see it on Disney DVD, which would be really nice. I know there is other people out there who remember this film also, and it'd be nice to see it on DVD. Overall, a good little made-for-TV ghost story. 9/10.
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