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Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Unrated | | Horror | 8 August 1996 (Finland)
Phony spiritualist raises the dead.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Duke Moore ...
Lt. Daniel Bradford (as 'Duke' Moore)
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Valda Hansen ...
The White Ghost
Johnny Carpenter ...
Captain Robbins (as John Carpenter)
Paul Marco ...
Don Nagel ...
Crandel
Bud Osborne ...
Darmoor
Jeannie Stevens ...
The Black Ghost
Harvey B. Dunn ...
Henry
Margaret Mason ...
Martha
Clay Stone ...
Young Man
Marcelle Hemphill ...
Mrs. Wingate Yates Foster
Tom Mason ...
Foster Ghost
James La Maida ...
Hall
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Storyline

Follow-up to Ed Wood's "Plan 9 from Outer Space" about the walking dead, It opens in a cemetery. Criswell, the "real" medium, rises from his coffin to tell us of "monsters to be despised." Dr. Acula (Kenne Duncan) is a phony medium aided by Valda Hansen, a bogus ghost, and big Tor Johnson, wearing rags and horrible scar makeup as Lobo. The doctor swindles people by pretending to contact dead relatives, but then accidentally succeeds in reviving a bunch of corpses that bury him alive! Sat unreleased for 23 years because Wood couldn't pay the lab bill! Followed by "Sinister Urge" in 1961 (Wood's last film). Written by alfiehitchie

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8 August 1996 (Finland)  »

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Dr. Acula  »

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Trivia

The character of Dr. Acula also appeared in an unrealized Edward D. Wood Jr. film project of the same name. The role was originally intended for Bela Lugosi. See more »

Goofs

In the scene that features the two teenagers in the car, the film suddenly speeds up tremendously. The whole scene was shot in 1910s silent film style. See more »

Quotes

Sheila, the White Ghost: But there's something more! There's something else out there! Something I don't understand. It scared me nearly to death.
Karl: And if you don't stop screamin' out there you'll have us all in the soup.
Sheila, the White Ghost: I tell you I was frightened.
Karl: Of what?
Sheila, the White Ghost: That's what I'm trying to tell you. There's something ELSE out there. I noticed it several times tonight and... suddenly I - I saw it up close.
Karl: Saw what?
Sheila, the White Ghost: I - I... I think ghosts.
Karl: Sheila, you're a fool. I'm the one that creates ghosts around here. Me, me, nobody ...
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Worse than Plan 9, better than Glen or Glenda
18 August 2004 | by (Jelling, DenmarK) – See all my reviews

Another "Wooden" Classic. Almost a comedy - we've got Paul "Kelton the cop" Marco, a disfigured Tor "Lobo" Johnson and the legendary Bela Lugosi stand-in Dr. Tom Mason in place. Add hovering musical instruments and scary, scary sheets!

Strangely enough Tor Johnson is the real star of this movie. But if Ed had casted a horse it would steal the show.

I only paid 70 kroner (10 dollars if you must) to buy this. And if you like cheap trash like I do - it's worth it!

Although I really like Ed Wood I hope that my vote of 2 will help this awful film where it belongs - bottom 100!


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