13 Ghosts
13 Ghosts (1960)

Gimmick-loving producer William Castle strikes again with this fun haunted-house thriller which invited audiences to find the hidden ghosts roaming about a haunted house through a special process called "Illusion-O" by which… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 5, 1960
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Slender but fun.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It falters just as most of today's movies falter: too much emphasis on effects and not enough on characters.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Quaint, creaky, and probably worse than the remake

Emanuel Levy

Amateurish and crude, William Castle's film is better known for its aggressive publicity campaign.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A dull and crudely made haunted house tale.

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Scott Weinberg

Dry and dusty; the good bits are doled out slowly and sparingly.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Cheesy -- and gory -- classic; no young'uns.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Too bad the ghost goggles didn't blind you from this horrid film.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom

The special effects were low-budget even for their time, but there are a couple of jump-out-at-you moments and plot twists that still work pretty well.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
1960s-style fun as a normal family (back then people really believed there was such a thing, a normal family, maybe in Kansas somewhere, or maybe L.A.!) moves… More
Cindy I
Another William Castle underachiever. A family on the edge of financial ruin inherits a fully furnished home....and some ghosts. I guessed the big climax 1/2… More
jay nixon
More funny than scary but for fans of old API films this one has a certain campy charm.
Randy Tippy
Thank God for William Castle! You have to love a producer / director / promoter who knew how to have fun. <i>13 Ghosts</i> isn't great… More
Aj V
This is a fun little horror movie from Castle, it's about a family that moves to a haunted house that has 13 ghosts, and it's fun for the whole… More
Megan S
I actually enjoyed both the original and the "remake." Of course the remake doesn't hold a candle to the original but I appreciated it in… More