The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)

Genres - Comedy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Jul 1, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This goofy cult classic incorporates the most entertaining elements of AIP's drive-in favorites from the '50s and '60s by taking hot-rodding teen gangs and plunking them down in a haunted-house horror scenario, with a sizable splash of beach blanket antics, pajama parties, and plenty of good old Rock & Roll... not to mention some of the lamest attempts at "hip" comic shtick ever committed to film. The story is incidental, but it allows ample opportunity to showcase the aforementioned ingredients, along with appearances by B-movie veteran Russ Bender, AIP musical fave Jimmie Madden, and future real-life hot-rodder "TV" Tommy Ivo. There's even an appearance from the tennis-shoe-sporting She Creature from the film of the same name... but apparently it's a "He Creature" this time, since the filmmakers have removed the monster's humongous armor-plated breasts. Also known as The Haunted Hot-Rod.




beach, beach-party, haunted-house, hot-rod, teenagers