The Ghastly Ones (1968)

USA, 1968
81m
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Andy Milligan which ended up on the UK’s “video nasties” list August 1984. It remains unreleased in the UK to this day.

Plot Summary

A family gathers at an old mansion for the reading of a will. To inherit the fortune, three young couples have to spend the night in the creepy old house – but before dawn breaks, someone will have slaughtered most of them…

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Andy Milligan
1967 J.E.R. Pictures Inc.
A J.E.R. Pictures Inc. presentation
Produced by: Jerome-Fredric
Screenplay by: Hal Sherwood and Andy Milligan
Continuity: Willis Reed
Photographed by: Andy Milligan
Lighting: Jim Yale
Editor: Gerald Jackson
Sound: Joi Gogan
Costume Designer: Andy Milligan *
Costumes: Raffine
Makeup: Jerry Rome
Settings: James Fox
Technical Director: Matt Baylor

Cast
Veronica Radburn (Martha)
Maggie Rogers (Hattie)
Hal Borske (Colin)
Anne Linden (Vicky)
Fib La Blaque (Rich)
Carol Vogel (Liz)
Richard Ramonos [real name: Richard Romanus] (Don)
Eileen Haves [real name: Eileen Hayes] (Veronica)
Don Williams (Bill)
Hal Sherwood (Walter)
Neil Flanagan (Lawyer Dobbs)
Ada McAllister
Robert Adsit

Alternative Titles

Blood Rites

Remake
Legacy of Blood (1978)

Extracts included in
Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell (1987)

References

Periodicals

  • Castle of Frankenstein no.16 p.60
  • Cinema Scope no.87 (Summer 2021) pp.61-63 – illustrated article (DVD Bonus: The grindhouse Genet: In praise of Andy Milligan by Will Sloan)
  • Video Week 5 January 1987 p.8 – note

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.205
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.162
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.222-224
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.159 – credits
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.255
  • The Seduction of the Gullible by John Martin p.27 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.186-188