Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow

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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow
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Directed byWilliam J Hole Jr
Produced byLou Rusoff
Written byLou Rusoff
StarringJody Fair
Russ Bunder
Henry McCrann
Martin Braddock
Music byRonald Stein
CinematographyGil Warrenton
Edited byFrank P. Keller
Production
company
Alta Vista Productions
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures
Release date
  • July 1959 (1959-07)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow is a 1959 film. It was a follow-up to Hot Rod Gang.[1] American International Pictures released the film as a double feature with Diary of a High School Bride.

The film sent up monster and dragstrip films of AIP, and has been seen as a forerunner of the Beach Party movies.[2]

Plot[edit]

A a gang of greasers hole up in a reputedly haunted mansion after getting evicted from their clubhouse. A group of drag-racing fanatics, members of a Los Angeles club, move into an old deserted mansion and set up shop, making it their headquarters. They hold a Halloween masked ball for the club's grand opening, and invite everyone to come dressed as their favorite monster. Oddly enough, the festivities turn sour when one of the bright youths discovers an impostor among them in the form of an honest-to-gosh live monster who's been hogging all the dances with the best-looking girls.

Cast[edit]

  • Jody Fair as Lois Cavendish
  • Russ Bender as Tom Hendry
  • Henry McCann as Dave
  • Martin Braddock as Stan
  • Elaine DuPont as Rhonda
  • Jack Ging as Tony
  • Paul Blaisdell as Man In Monster Suit

Release[edit]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD by MGM on February 15, 2005.[3]

Reception[edit]

TV Guide panned the film, stating that "[the] deformed script could have only been helped by a complete rewrite".[4] On his website Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings, Dave Sindelar criticized the film's "turgid pacing", lack of plot, and underdeveloped scenarios.[5] Dennis Schwartz of Ozus' World Movie Reviews rated the film a grade D, writing, "A dreadful hot rod teen comedy for the drive-in crowd. This one stinks even for AIP."[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow". The Astounding B Monster. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Miller, John M. "Beach Party". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959) - William J. Hole, Jr". Allmovie.com. Allmovie. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  4. ^ "The Ghost Of Dragstrip Hollow - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings". TV Guide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  5. ^ Sindelar, Dave. "Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)". Fantastic Movie Musings.com. Dave Sindelar. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  6. ^ Schwartz, Dennis. "ghostofdragstrip". Sover.net. Dennis Schwartz. Retrieved 22 August 2018.

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