13 Ghosts

Jays Rating:

Yes – another remake. This time it’s a horror film made in the 50’s by William Castle called 13 Ghosts. I’ll get right to the point. The only real horror in this film is the acting and the plot. This so called scary movie is about a father, Arthur (Tony Shalhoub), daughter, Kathy (Shannon Elizabeth), son Bobby and a nanny named Maggie who inherit a house from their late rich Uncle Cyrus. Did I mention the entire house is made of glass? (I wouldn’t advise using the bathroom.) Uncle Cyrus’ attorney takes the four family members to the house and keeps them occupied while the house slowly seals them inside. They begin looking for a way out and suprisingly run into two other people who somehow managed to sneak into the house after it was locked up. No, it doesn’t get any better. They soon realize that the house is actually a machine that rotates as it releases one ghost at a time, until all twelve ghosts transform into one singularly powerful weapon. I can’t go on. This is the worst low quality film that you will have seen in a long time, It seems like the filmmakers made the special affects (The ghosts) and then tried to write a script around them. Since I can’t see the special affects, I can’t find one redeeming quality in this pathetic movie. In most circumstances the audience feels sorry for the characters in the story when they are in danger. I was so annoyed that I was hoping everyone would quickly die so as not to prolong the pain of sitting through this trash. I give this terrible film an F rating and I’m going to try to get my money back even though I didn’t pay to get admission in the first place.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.