By Beth Accomando. Transcript for audioclip Here's a look back on the career of the man known as The King of Gimmicks.
I've been missing this. I have loved this since it was on TV for the first time in the late 80's to early 90's. Kids love the movie.
It is a remake of the film 13 Ghosts by William Castle. It was shot entirely around Lower Mainland, British Columbia. Ghost hunter Cyrus Kriticos F. Several men, including, apparently, Cyrus, are killed while the team is able to catch the ghost.
Not so the recent ghost story Mamawhich pours on the shocks and shivers by giving audiences plenty of face time with the wizened, twisted titular monster, which adopts two young girls and becomes murderously jealous of anyone else who gets near them. Instead, the attention is all on atmosphere and dread—and eventually, grief. Lady In White Writer-director Frank LaLoggia made this low-budget indie ghost tale in upstate New York, with a story based on local legends he heard while growing up in the area.
It is provisionally a remake of the old William Castle B picture, and as they say when handing out grades in freshman English courses, this kind of B throws off the entire curve. The new version is a haunted house picture, but all it has in common with the original is a few dumb fun scares. In the new version, what we're left with after the scares is just plain dumb.
Animation and distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainmentand the thirty-second entry in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo films. The film is a continuation of the animated series The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doodesigned to provide resolution for the show's unfinished storyline.