Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Ghost (1963)

Saturday has gone, another day gone by, and another few hours of counting down until Hurricane Irene makes her presence known (although, I expect more rain than anything). As I sit here thinking of my blog (and the vintage wiggling hand I picked up earlier). I decided to finish up a review of the underrated 1963 Italian Horror flick The Ghost starring the lovely Barbara Steele.  

Plot/ A woman and her lover murder her husband, a doctor. Soon, however, strange things start happening, and they wonder if they really killed him, or if he is coming back from the dead to haunt them.

Man, I love Barbara Steele! She is a true horror icon and is captivating on screen. This movie is no different as she is at the top of her game.  This rather bland and clich├ęd story is something of a quandary. Yes, it features some great atmospheric elements, some solid cinematography, sound and Steele,, but the overall feel lacks depth. The acting is so-so and the plot is fairly common, really nothing spectacular. In the end, if you are a fan of Italian Horror, you will definitely enjoy this one and really it is worth watching at least once.  

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