When Mr. Martin and everyone else in Mosby Manor hears strange noises during the night, they fear that it might be the ghost of Martin's uncle, who died in the Civil War. But the next day, the local constable investigates, and he finds mice in the attic who are making the odd sounds by crawling across some musical instruments stored there. But their relief does not last long. As they are showing the house to some potential buyers, a new series of strange, inexplicable, and increasingly frightening events begins.Written by
Unfunny film from Mack Sennett has Andy Clyde and a group of people in a creepy old house when they start to experience various hauntings. A constable (Harry Gribbon) comes to investigate but does very little other than flirt with a cute woman. GHOST PARADE is a pretty bad spoof of the "old dark house" genre and it's pretty worthless from start to finish. There were a couple mildly interesting moments but those are few and very far between and for the most part you're just sitting there watching forced jokes fall flat on their face. I think the biggest problem is that the film doesn't even try to be funny. There's never any clear work being done to get a joke to work and instead it seems like everyone is just going through the motions. There's a sequence with a talking dog, which is just embarrassing. There's an even dumber sequence where everyone is eating at the dinner table when stuff starts to happen below. Both Clyde and Gribbon are wasted in their roles as is the rest of the supporting cast. I'm sure Sennett was trying to do something with this movie but it's clear that his style of comedy was way past its prime.
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