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The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 6 April 1966 (USA)
A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt, to go "up there" and have his youth restored.

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Hiram Stokley is a recently deceased corpse who learns that he has 24 hours to mastermind and perform one good deed in order to get into Heaven, so he enlists the help of his long deceased girlfriend Cecily, a ghost, to stop his greedy lawyer, Reginald Ripper and his henchman J. Sinister Hulk from claiming his estate for themselves and protecting his eligible heirs, Chuck, Lili, Hiram's cousin Myrtle, and her son who brings his beach party friends up at the mansion for a pool party while Reginald Ripper also employs his daughter Sinistra, and J. Sinister Hulk's slow-witted associates Chicken Feather and Yolanda to help them terrorize the teens, while dopey biker Eric Von Zipper and his Malibu Rat Pack bikers also get involved in pursuing Yolanda for a share of the estate. Written by matt-282

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When a pretty ghoul trades in her bed sheet for a bikini! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Musical

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6 April 1966 (USA)  »

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Beach Party in a Haunted House  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Buster Keaton was originally cast in the role of Chicken Feather, and had played a similar character in a previous "Beach Party" entry, Pajama Party (1964), but died in February 1966. He was replaced by Benny Rubin. Bobbie Shaw Chance was also set to work with Keaton again, as she had before in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). See more »

Goofs

In the hallway when the lightning flashes it lights up the foreground but not further down revealing that it's just a backdrop. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Phillips: There, the door is locked and the window is secure. We're safer then the First National Bank. There's nothing more we can do tonight, so we might as well get some shut-eye.
Bobby: Shut-eye? Are you kidding me? In this place? Twice that homicidal filly, Sinistra, tried to knock me off, and that blob... he was no fraternity brother either!
Chuck Phillips: The only blob here is in your brain!
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Connections

Featured in The Born Losers (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Swing A-Ma Thing
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by The Bobby Fuller Four (uncredited)
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Boris Karloff got reduced to THIS?
6 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

First, I should clear up any confusion that may have arisen from the title: not only is the ghost's bikini invisible, but what's underneath her bikini is also invisible. Now, I must ask: how was Boris Karloff reduced to starring in a "beach party" movie? "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" is basically a cross between beach party movies and the old-style horror movies. Karloff plays Hiram Stokely, a corpse who must accomplish a good deed within 24 hours. Fortunately for him, the title character (Susan Hart) has the answer: he can protect a bevy of teens who are descending on his estate for a party. Tommy Kirk plays the main youngster.

Overall, the movie is pretty much an excuse for everyone to party as they would on the beach, except that they're doing it in what appears to be an English castle. I couldn't tell whether the movie was supposed to happen in California or England. I guess that this movie is better than most beach movies, just because it stars Boris Karloff. Oh, and the title character is pretty hot. But other than that, it's just another beach party movie.


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