Sunday, October 19, 2014
31 Days of Halloween - Day 19 - Movie 2
Radio crime reporter, Bob Hope and his assistant Willie Best find themselves travelling to Cuba in order to protect Paulette Goddard from a murder threat and ghosts and zombies with a haunted castle she has inherited.
The Ghost Breakers (1940) is a successful horror comedy not quite on par with Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, but still a highly enjoyable viewing experience. There's plenty of Scooby-Doo like shenanigans, a creepy zombie and ghost, and a number of guest stars ranging from Richard Carlson to Paul Lukas and Anthony Quinn. The castle set is great, and this movie was one of the inspirations for Disney's Haunted Mansion.