Parents' Guide to

13 Ghosts (1960)

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Cheesy -- and gory -- classic; no young'uns.

Movie NR 1960 85 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

The remake was pretty good, I can't wait to view this version!
age 10+

13 Ghosts (1960)

Not the best horror of it's era, but its watchable and wont scare the kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

The special effects were low-budget even for their time, and today's audiences will find them more silly than scary. But there are a couple of jump-out-at-you moments and plot twists that still work pretty well. The DVD includes both the version that requires the glasses and the one that does not and a brief documentary about Castle that is as much fun as the movie, especially the selection from the movie's original introduction, which explained how to use the glasses.

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