Hillbillys in a Haunted House
|Hillbillys in a Haunted House|
1967 US Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||Jean Yarbrough|
|Produced by||Bernard Woolner|
|Written by||Duke Yelton|
Lon Chaney Jr.
|Music by||Hal Borne|
|Edited by||Holbrook N. Todd|
|Distributed by||Woolner Brothers Pictures Inc.|
Hillbillys in a Haunted House is a 1967 American musical horror comedy film starring Ferlin Husky and Joi Lansing, and directed by Jean Yarbrough. The film is a sequel to The Las Vegas Hillbillys (1966), with Joi Lansing replacing Mamie Van Doren in the role of "Boots Malone".
Country singers are headed to Nashville. Their car breaks down and they stop overnight at an abandoned house, which turns out to be haunted. A ring of international spies (Lon Chaney, Jr., Basil Rathbone and John Carradine) who live in the house are seeking a top-secret formula for rocket fuel. While it is never revealed for whom they are spying, they carry out their activities under the cover of a supposed haunted house, which comes complete with a gorilla in the basement.
- Ferlin Husky as Woody Wetherby
- Joi Lansing as Boots Malone
- Don Bowman as Jeepers
- John Carradine as Dr. Himmil
- Lon Chaney Jr. as Maximillian
- Linda Ho as Madame Wong
- Basil Rathbone as Gregor
- Molly Bee as herself
- Merle Haggard as himself
- Sonny James as himself
- Jim Kent as himself
- Marcella Wright as herself
- Richard Webb as Agent Jim Meadows
- Larry Barton as Hillbilly
- George Barrows as Anatole the gorilla
- Pat Patterson as Hillbilly
- Allen Jung as Janitor
- Jay Jasin as Television Announcer
- Marshall Wright as Hillbilly
- Vℍirginia Ann Lee as Agent Ming Toy
- Basil Rathbone starred in one of his last film roles.
Home Video Release
On March 14, 2000, Vci Video released Hillbillys in a Haunted House on DVD, and later, on May 29, 2007, re-released the film, along with The Las Vegas Hillbillys, as part of a four film Hillbilly Comedy Collection.
On May 20, 2016, RiffTrax released the film with comedy commentary on video on demand and digital download. However, the version from RiffTrax is an 64 minute edited version of the film, with the majority of the songs, including the entire Nashville Jamboree sequence from the end of the film, edited out. The main plotline from the film has been left intact.
- Hillbillys in a Haunted House at the Internet Movie Database
- Hillbillys in a Haunted House at AllMovie