The Canterville Ghost (1991)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Comedy, Haunted House Film  |   Release Date - Jan 1, 1985 (USA - Unknown), Jan 1, 1985 (USA)  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

This made-for-TV family film (produced for the Wonderworks series) is based on the famous story by Oscar Wilde. While the Otis Family is enjoying a vacation in an Old English estate, a number of strange and unexplained occurrences lead several members of the family to suspect that the old house is haunted. As it turns out, the spirit of the long dead Simon de Canterville walks the halls of the mansion, but when the Otises encounter him face to face, they discover that he's as scared of them as they are of him. While Mom and Dad try to keep the ghost at bay, their daughter Virginia befriends the spirit and tries to help him break the family curse that will not allow his spirit to rest. The cast includes Richard Kiley, Shelly Fabares, and Mary Wickes.



curse, fear, insurance-investigator, family, friendship, ghost, haunted-house