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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror | July 1959 (USA)
Hot rods, monsters and rock'n'roll... In this teen-oriented picture, a gang of greasers hole up in a reputedly haunted mansion after getting evicted from their clubhouse.


William J. Hole Jr. (as William Hole)


Lou Rusoff




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jody Fair ... Lois Cavendish
Russ Bender ... Tom Hendry
Henry McCann Henry McCann ... Dave
Martin Braddock Martin Braddock ... Stan
Elaine DuPont Elaine DuPont ... Rhoda
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Bonzo the Clown
Jack Ging ... Tony
Nancy Anderson Nancy Anderson ... Nita (Annita)
Dorothy Neumann ... Anastasia Abernathy
Sanita Pelkey Sanita Pelkey ... Amelia
Kirby Smith Kirby Smith ... Wesley Cavendish
Jeanne Tatum Jeanne Tatum ... Alice Cavendish (as Jean Tatum)
Beverly Scott Beverly Scott ... Hazel
Bill St. Johns Bill St. Johns ... Ed
Tommy Ivo ... Tommy Ivo


A group of drag-racing fanatics, members of a Los Angeles club, move into an old deserted mansion and set up shop, making it their headquarters. They hold a Halloween masked ball for the club's grand opening, and invite everyone to come dressed as their favorite monster! Oddly enough, the festivities turn sour when one of the bright youths discovers an impostor among them in the form of an honest-to-gosh live monster who's been hogging all the dances with the best-looking girls! Written by filmfactsman

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The Hot Rod Gang meets the...GHOST of DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW


Comedy | Horror


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Did You Know?


When the 45rpm record of "Geronimo" is shown, the label is held on screen long enough to show that it was released on American International records. See more »


For the boy and the tall girl who are wearing glasses, it is obvious that there are no lenses in their frames. See more »


Rhoda: He's got static in his attic - completely zonked!
Tom Hendry: I'll have to include a dictionary with this story.
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Crazy Credits

The final credit reads "The Endest, Man" See more »


References Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) See more »


by Nick Venet
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Fun Nonsense
7 May 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

I guess my brain removal has finally kicked in, but I enjoyed this slice of teen-age nonsense. The r&r seldom stops along with the twirling teens catching the beat. Add the humorous asides from an array of eccentric characters, including a nerdy duo, a wacky spinster with a winged hat, and a parrot from heck. Sure there's no plot, just a blast in a haunted house with a monster in need of employment. But it's a good chance to catch up with the lingo and styles of the day. Of course, for some of us, it's also a tour down memory lane. The cast may be no-names, still they do well enough, even the killjoy dad (Smith). And, oh yeah, catch how the canny producers loaded the first part with dragsters and road racing. That's a good action hook, but turns out to be different from the rest. Then too, I'll bet Tommy Ivo's dragster he so proudly shows off was really his own since he was a dedicated drag racer and designer (IMDB). Anyhow, give your brain a rest and join the nonsensical fun of drive-in 1959.

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Release Date:

July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunted Hotrod See more »

Filming Locations:

Montville, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Alta Vista Productions See more »
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1.37 : 1
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