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Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

TV-G | | Comedy, Family, Horror | May 1967 (USA)
Country singers on their way to Nashville get in between a shoot out between Spies and the local Sheriff, forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion. Soon they realize that the house is... See full summary »


Jean Yarbrough


Duke Yelton (original story), Duke Yelton (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferlin Husky Ferlin Husky ... Woody Wetherby
Joi Lansing ... Boots Malone
Don Bowman Don Bowman ... Jeepers
John Carradine ... Dr. Himmil
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Maximillian (as Lon Chaney)
Linda Ho ... Madame Wong
Basil Rathbone ... Gregor
Molly Bee ... Molly Bee - Singer
Merle Haggard ... Merle Haggard - Singer
Sonny James Sonny James ... Sonny James - Singer
Jim Kent Jim Kent ... Jim Kent - Singer
Marcella Wright Marcella Wright ... Marcella Wright - Singer
Richard Webb ... Agent Jim Meadows
Larry Barton Larry Barton ... Hillbilly
George Barrows ... Anatole the gorilla


Country singers on their way to Nashville get in between a shoot out between Spies and the local Sheriff, forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion. Soon they realize that the house is not only haunted, but is also the headquarters of a ring of international spies after a top secret formula for rocket fuel. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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If you're a chicken, come with plenty of feathers and a O-OH-7 get away car! See more »


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Release Date:

May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Party See more »


Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)


Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The last of many films that Lon Chaney Jr. and John Carradine appeared in together. See more »


When they are at the front door to the mansion it is bright outside, but when they open the door it's dark behind them. Jeepers makes another trip to the car and its light outside again. See more »


[first lines]
[Boots, Woody and Jeepers blunder into a shootout between lawmen and enemy agents]
Deputy Sheriff: [to one of the spies] Drop it!
Sheriff: [to the entertainers] It's okay. Sorry you got caught in the middle.
Woody Wetherby: What's goin' on?
Sheriff: Spies.
Jeepers: Spies?
Sheriff: That's right - over in Acme City and in these hills. They're all over the place.
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References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »


Part-Time Lover
Performed by Joi Lansing
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Poor Basil! Poor John! Poor Lon!
21 August 2000 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

It is a sad sight indeed watching three veteran stars of the silver screen, and in particular the horror genre, be reduced to nothing more than scenery in an otherwise drab, dreary, dull film about a trio of country western singers holed up in a haunted house for the night. Ferlin Husky and Joi Lansing(as Boots Malone) and Don Hall inadvertantly stumble upon a haunted house being used by agents against an organization(MOTHER). When they are not running from being scared, each one 'entertains' us with a good ole country classic. All in all I counted no fewer than 14...yes count 'em....14 songs sung by the trio, a band of passers-by that just happen to sing as a group, two people on television sing for the Country Western Hour, and at the end of the film, when the story about the agents and the house has all been cleared up...at least six songs that go one after the other and the picture abruptly ends. This is not a horror picture. It is not even a picture with a real story. It is just an excuse to showcase what little talent the singers have. Now to be fair, Merle Haggard does a couple numbers, and a few of the songs aren't too terrible. But why make a movie like this....why star three of the genre greats and then give them little to do? Basil Rathbone certainly deserved better than this for his last(or next to last film). He is good in his small role and his scenes with John Carradine are fun to watch as they wade through the atrocious dialogue given to them. And what about poor Lon? It looks like he just woke up from a weekend bender. Again a shame for such a good actor! Despite these many...many shortcomings(and as I stated earlier there were at least 14)...Hillbillys in a Haunted House should be required viewing for serious genre fans just to have a few good real hearty laughs and to see those great men..even though not at their best...one last time. Other than that, the only other saving grace is easily Ms. Lansing and her stiffening blouse...a real treat for the eyes!

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