White magic practitioner Amos Wilder kills himself after securing his nephew's sworn promise to guard his body against evil spirits. The nephew must never leave his uncle's mansion, to ... See full summary »

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John Newland ...
Ellis Corbett
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White magic practitioner Amos Wilder kills himself after securing his nephew's sworn promise to guard his body against evil spirits. The nephew must never leave his uncle's mansion, to protect the shire from the return of black necromancer Bentley, cast back to Hell by Wilder. Written by David Stevens

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11 December 1961 (USA)  »

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23 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my personal favorite out of all the episodes in the series- which is not an easy task to select !

I don't know where to begin,citing the myriad traits of a perfect ghost or horror tale,if you will;

John Newland is simply superb...and you have,to boot,a stellar supporting cast such as Oscar Beregi,for example,as the intrepid minister;

Music is appropriate and the ambiance is top notch ! For its the mood which compels one to revisit this overlooked classic.

The special effects are fine for the time and the sounds emitted in combo provoke a particular chill;and the black and white cinematography is just right.

The pace is splendid and never flags-it keeps building towards some type of crescendo of pure evil... and,yet,how delicious when our tale ends with logical resolution so we might get on with a possible good night's rest...or a diverting dream...or...?

-the Mighty Bo


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