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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror | July 1959 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jody Fair ...
Lois Cavendish
Russ Bender ...
Henry McCann ...
Dave
Martin Braddock ...
Stan
Elaine DuPont ...
Leon Tyler ...
Bonzo the Clown
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Anastasia Abernathy
Sanita Pelkey ...
Amelia
Kirby Smith ...
Wesley Cavendish
Jeanne Tatum ...
Alice Cavendish (as Jean Tatum)
Beverly Scott ...
Hazel
Bill St. Johns ...
Ed
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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

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Special Effects guy Paul Blaisdell recycled two monster costumes: the outfit from The Hideous Sun Demon and the alien head from Invasion of the Saucer Men. See more »

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Tony: There's another one I want you to see. Meet Tommy Ivo. This dragster of his has taken over 300 trophies across the country.
Tom Hendry: [whistles] That's quite a heap of metal.
Tony: He holds two world's records.
Tom Hendry: [to Tommy] What are they?
Tommy Ivo: World's fastest unblown gas engine - turned 154.37 miles an hour. I also got the record for the world's quickest single-engine gas car with a 9.16-second elapsed time. I got top gas eliminator at the big United States fuel and gas championship meet in March 1959.
Tom Hendry: You designed it ...
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The final credit reads "The Endest, Man" See more »

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

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Fun Nonsense
7 May 2016 | by See 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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