Why is “The Ghost & Mr. Chicken” the most terrifying movie ever made? Why have I seen it more than 1,000 times? It begins with a house.
It’s a haunted house, of course, creepy, surrounded by legend, on the dark side of the street. It reminds me of a house I lived in. You can hear the organ play inside.
They want Don Knotts to spend a night in the house and write about it in the newspaper. It’s what he expects—unforgettable and terrifying. He goes upstairs to look at the organ and it begins to play. He has a look on his face. He runs downstairs and sees the garden shears stuck in a painting of Mrs. Simmons and the painting starts to bleed and he runs into the ofﬁce and Dick Sargent says, “Tell us, Luther, tell us.” “It’s just horrible.” And that’s the opening line.
This ﬁlm stands out among comedy horror. Quite a few people will like it, I would think. Make sure you’re ready for it.
Hey Bruce: What do you think of Worcester’s Mechanic’s Hall?
The problem with Mechanic’s Hall is, I never found a good mechanic there. Just a bunch of maniacs!
How do you survive life in Worcester?
Try to think positive. Don’t let people get under your skin, knock you down, or deﬁne you. The other possible solution is like climbing to the top of a Silver Mountain. Once you’re in the middle, it’s a long way to the top. Do you want to stop there or keep going?