The Ghosts of Buxley Hall

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  • TV-G
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.6  (363)

The Ghosts of Buxley Hall is a 1980 family comedy film directed by Bruce Bilson and starring Dick O'Neill, Victor French, and Louise Latham. The movie revolves around a group of mischievous ghosts who haunt an ancient academy, Buxley Hall, with their antics. The story begins when the school's new headmaster, George Dearborn (played by Dick O'Neill), arrives at Buxley Hall with his family. The academy is situated in an old mansion that has a rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War. However, the mansion is believed to be haunted by ghosts, and students often hear strange noises and see mysterious apparitions.

Initially, Mr. Dearborn does not believe in ghosts and scoffs at the idea. However, things start to take an eerie turn as strange things begin to happen around him. It all starts with the clock in the hall striking thirteen instead of twelve. George is convinced that the students are playing jokes on him, but he later finds out that it was the doing of the mischievous ghosts who haunt the mansion.

The ghosts include the mischievous trio of Benjamin, Henry, and Alvirah, who have been haunting Buxley Hall for over a century. They have made it their mission to scare the living daylights out of anyone who comes to live in the mansion. The mischief ranges from turning furniture upside down to causing chaos in the kitchen.

The movie takes an exciting turn when George and his family encounter the ghosts for the first time. They see strange things and hear eerie noises but never come face-to-face with the supernatural beings. George is determined to get rid of the ghosts and seeks the help of the school's history teacher, Professor Plumm (played by Victor French). Prof. Plumm is a ghost enthusiast and has studied ghost sightings extensively.

Plumm tells George that the only way to get rid of the ghosts is to find out what they want and give it to them. George starts researching the history of Buxley Hall and finds out that the ghosts are former students who died while fighting in the Revolutionary War. They loved the academy and did not want to leave it, even after death.

George and Plumm devise a plan to appease the ghosts by organizing a grand celebration of the academy's history. The celebration includes historical reenactments, music, and food. The ghosts are delighted to see their beloved academy being honored, and their mischief stops.

The Ghosts of Buxley Hall is a lighthearted and fun family comedy that offers a unique spin on the classic ghost story. The movie's score adds to the overall spooky atmosphere, but it is never too scary for children. The movie offers a valuable lesson about respecting the dead and honoring history. The performances by the cast are excellent, and the chemistry between them is delightful to watch.

In conclusion, The Ghosts of Buxley Hall is a must-watch movie for anyone who loves spooky comedies. The movie's nostalgia factor and the endearing characters make it a timeless classic that can be enjoyed by anyone. So grab some popcorn, gather the family, and get ready for a ghostly adventure!

The Ghosts of Buxley Hall is a 1980 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    5.6  (363)