The Ghost

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"Horror... sharp as a razor's edge!"
  • R
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.1  (1,401)

The Ghost is a 1963 Italian horror film, directed by Riccardo Freda and starring Barbara Steele, one of the great Queen of Gothic Horror, and Peter Baldwin. The movie tells the story of a young couple who moves into a castle to start their new life together, only to find themselves haunted by the ghost of the previous owner's daughter.

As the story unfolds, we learn that the castle's previous owner, Dr. Eswai (played by Elio Jotta), was a prominent doctor in the town who treated and helped the sick and poor. The film opens with Dr. Eswai witnessing a young girl's tragic death, after which he decides to leave the town and move into the castle.

Soon after, we meet the young couple, Sandro (Peter Baldwin) and Lisa (Barbara Steele), as they arrive at the castle, hoping to start a new life away from the city. But things take a turn for the worse when Lisa starts having strange hallucinations and visions of a young girl. At first, Sandro dismisses her claims, but as he encounters strange occurrences himself, he starts to believe that something is not right in the castle.

Despite the couple's skepticism, it soon becomes evident that the castle is indeed haunted by the ghost of Dr. Eswai's daughter, who died when she was just a child. The ghostly apparition, who is now grown up and beautiful, is determined to get her revenge on Dr. Eswai for abandoning her and leaving her to die.

The movie is a classic example of gothic horror, with its themes of revenge, madness, and twisted family secrets. The Ghost features stunning cinematography and an eerie soundtrack that perfectly complements the dark, brooding atmosphere of the castle.

Barbara Steele delivers a compelling performance as Lisa, the tormented heroine, who is slowly driven mad by the ghostly presence. Her striking features and haunting demeanor make her the perfect choice for the role, and her performance is one of the highlights of the film.

Peter Baldwin also delivers a strong performance as Sandro, the skeptical but ultimately supportive husband, who is determined to uncover the truth behind the haunting. The chemistry between Baldwin and Steele is excellent, and their on-screen relationship feels authentic and believable.

Elio Jotta, who plays Dr. Eswai, also delivers a solid performance as the enigmatic and troubled doctor, who is haunted by his past mistakes. His character adds depth and complexity to the story, and his interactions with the ghostly apparition add an extra layer of mystery to the plot.

Overall, The Ghost is a must-see for fans of gothic horror, and a great introduction to the work of Barbara Steele, who shines in this classic tale of terror. With its mix of stunning visuals, haunting soundtrack, and strong performances, The Ghost remains a timeless classic that is sure to send shivers down your spine.

The Ghost is a 1963 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (1,401)