WILLIAM CASTLE DOUBLE FEATURE REVIEWED
“13 Ghosts” is probably the most popular Castle film. While WB remade it in the early 00s, the original brings the goods. Shot with the Illusion-O concept, Castle tried to use every ghost set-up to sell scares to the audience. While the film plays short, we get amazing setups for each haunting. Plus, the family is believable and we buy them as a unit. If you’ve seen the remake, then cut the budget and you’ve seen the original.
“13 Frightened Girls” is the real oddity. It’s been more than a decade since I’ve seen it and a second viewing has really changed the film for me. Basically, it’s a Disney murder mystery. A group of preteen girls come together across international borders to solve the murder of a Russian diplomat. It’s like an American Girl movie where people die and little girls face being stabbed to death. Why isn’t this movie more popular?
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0