This movie showed me the sweet sweet joys of being terrified. Oddly enough, I watched this movie on a quiet, tranquil Sunday morning. Sunday morning TV, when I was a kid, was very laid back. We'd watch the local morning show, called Shhhhh, and then some Laurel & Hardy, and Davey & Goliath. This one morning, for some reason, the wiseguys at the local TV station decided they'd put a creepy, ghost story on, for all the kiddies to watch, before their moms and dads got up for church.
I was mesmerized!
Until that cobwebbed covered ghost squished a victim in the killer canopy bed!! The unique look of those ghosts was never really duplicated in other films -- I'm not sure why. The corpse-like features and cobwebs, sometimes cloaked in the traditional clothe. I thought they were creepy then, and still do! The Zemeckis/Silver remake of 2001 was a fairly unfrightening, overindulgent, effects-laden attempt to bring horror into the big budget blockbuster world. After seeing that flop, I was really wishing that Ghost # 7 would drop the dynamic producing duo into a hole filled with acid. Sizzle!