The Phantom of the Red House (1954)

Genres - Horror  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Mexico  |  
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We don't know what it was, but we're certain that Phantom of the Red House went by a different title when it was originally released in Mexico. The scene is the standard old dark house, where the standard group of relatives gathers for the standard reading of the will. What isn't standard is that there seems to be a capricious phantom bedevilling the various guests. It turns out that the "dear departed" hasn't departed at all, but is merely pretending to be dead to test the devotion of his family. Alma Rose Aguirre and Raoul Martinez star in this quirky blend of comedy and melodrama. Director Miguel Delgado later became a prime mover of the Santos adventure-flick series of the 1960s.



house, haunted-house, inheritance, killing, mansion, will [document]