1988 PG-13 Daryl Hannah, Peter O’Toole, Steve Guttenberg, Jennifer Tilly, Liam Neeson, Beverly D’Angelo
Peter Plunkett’s ancestral home and hotel has a viral case of vacancies. He therefore launches an ad campaign that falsely portrays the Irish castle as being haunted. A few Americans make the trip over, a priest, a parapsychologist and his family and the Crawford couple, played by Guttenberg and D’Angelo .
Jack Crawford is a nice guy, but not sure why he married Sharon as she comes off as a cold bitch. Not sure why they married, but it can’t be because they loved each other.
The hotel crew rigs the place up with wiring for their banshee, and a variety of other parlor tricks. Once the parapsychologist calls Bull S*** the silliness ends and he real haunting begins.
Neeson and Hannah play a tragic married couple, Mary and Martin Brogan which were killed on their wedding night. Well at least Mary as Martin thought she was cheating cause she didn’t like his warty stinky self.
I still like to book reservations when I see that its on. When I get away to this castle while it may be disheveled, I do have a laugh and love the haunting good time..,however if you do not like ‘Whiting’ you might want to bring some of your own snack foods for the visit.
At one point a wall floats through the air brick by brick and what’s within comes alive. The zombies or ghosts whatever they are supposed to be have cakey make-up and such. The FX aren’t too bad, other than the make up.
This would be a movie I’d nominate for a remake. Maybe with Kevin Hart (or Jeff Dunham) in Guttenberg’s place, Jennifer Lawrence in Daryl Hannah’s Role maybe Liam Neeson could play Plunkett this time.