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The Spirit Is Willing (1967)

The Spirit Is Willing





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In this spooky comedy, a couple and their adolescent son move into a quiet New England summer cottage. Soon their arrival, a series of strange and increasingly destructive occurrences begin to happen. Not believing in poltergeists, the puzzled parents immediately suspect their son. The real perpetrators are a trio of angry ghosts who want the cabin all to themselves. When the mortal family refuses to move, the ghostly trio (two women and a man) sink two boats belonging to the couples' wealthy uncle. Once again the poor boy is blamed and this nearly drives him insane for he can see the ghosts. More trouble follows when one of the lady spirits falls in love with the handsome uncle.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Starr
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On DVD: Jun 26, 2012
Paramount Pictures


Sid Caesar
as Ben Powell
Vera Miles
as Kate Powell
Barry J. Gordon
as Steve Powell
John McGiver
as Uncle George
Cass Daley
as Felicity Twitchell
Ricky Cordell
as Miles Thorpe
Mary Wickes
as Gloria Tritt
Jesse White
as Fess Dorple
Robert Donner
as Ebenezer Twitchell
Nestor Paiva
as Felicity's Father
Doodles Weaver
as Booper Mellish
Jill Townsend
as Jenny/Priscilla Weem...
John Astin
as Dr. Frieden
Harvey Lembeck
as Capt. Pederson
Mickey Deems
as Rabbit Warren
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Silly but enjoyable haunted house comedy with the benefit of a excellent cast of veterans. Plays like a Disney film from the era of That Darn Cat, The Moonspinners, etc although it comes from low budget horror king William Castle.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Love to find this on DVD or VHS, a young teen and his family move into a haunted house on the coast. The house is occupied by three ghosts, a young lady, an old hag and a captain, and all three ghosts are well horny after being dead for years. During their stay the teenager is blamed for all the destruction that the ghosts are causing its up to the teeanager to find out how to stop the ghosts before his families vacation is finished at the hands of the murdering ghosts.


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