High Spirits


1h 32m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Trying to drum up tourist business, a castle owner advertises his estate as haunted and has his staff dress up as ghosts. The surprise twist is that as soon as the fake ghosts appear, so do the real ones.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ghost Tours, Snacka om spöken
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Cbs Studios; Completion Bond Company Inc; D&D International; Location Caterers; Location Facilities; Palace Pictures; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Rank Film Laboratory; Renown Freight; Ruben Sedgwick; Twickenham Studios
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures; Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA); Medusa Film; Palace Pictures; Tristar Pictures
Location
Lee International Studios, Shepperton, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Dromore Castle, County Limerick, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Trying to drum up tourist business, a castle owner advertises his estate as haunted and has his staff dress up as ghosts. The surprise twist is that as soon as the fake ghosts appear, so do the real ones.

Crew

Frans J Afman

Assistance

Kevin Ahern

2nd Assistant Editor

Gillian Aldam

Stunts

Will Aldis

Assistance

John Alexander

Puppeteer

Phil Allchin

Unit Driver

Tony Allen

Wardrobe Assistant

Steve Allett

Dressing Props

Henk Altink

Assistance

Terry Apsey

Construction Manager

Stuart Artingstall

Special Effects Hairstyles

Campbell Askew

Supervisor

Mark Auguste

Sound Effects Editor (Footsteps)

Jacques Azagury

Costume Designer (Beverly D'Angelos'S Los Angeles Costume)

Roy Baker

Dialogue Editor

Dave Baynham

Stand Construction Crew Member

Micha Bergese

Choreography

Ellie Bertram

Stunts

Angus Bickerton

Other

George Boner

Rigging Gaffer

Kenny Boyle

Assistance

Andy Bradford

Stunts

Michael Bradsell

Editor

John Brady

Wardrobe Assistant

John Brady

Wardrobe Assistant

Chris Brock

2nd Assistant Director

Denis Brown

Other

Edward Butler

Modeler

Edward Butler

Set Sculptor

Julian Caldow

Prosthetic Workshop Crew Member

Helen Caldwell

Stunts

Joan Carpenter

Hairdresser

Denis Carrington

Assistance

Cornelius Carroll

Stand Construction Crew Member

Colin Chapman

Dialogue Editor

Peter Chiang

Animator

David W Clark

Chargehand Dressing Props

Simon Clark

Sound Maintenance

Stuart Clarke

Stunts

Patrick Clayton

1st Assistant Director

Abi Cohen

Casting Assistant

Arthur Colahan

Song ("Galway Bay")

Pat Collinane

Stand Construction Crew Member

Abbi Collins

Stunts

Pete Collins

Unit Driver

Tom Collins

Stills

Phillip Contomichalos

Camera Trainee

Steve Crawley

Other

Paul Cridlin

Boom Operator

Susan D'arcy

Unit Publicist

Mark Damon

Executive Producer

Amelia Davies

Wardrobe Assistant

Roger Deer

Storyboard Artist

Tom Delmar

Stunts

Winston Depper

Dressing Props

Moshe Diamant

Executive Producer

Mike Dowson

Foley Mixer

Barbara Drake

Set Decorator

Tracy Drew

Assistance

Graham Driscoll

Electrician

Nick Dudman

Other

Tony Dunsterville

Animatronic Model Designer

Tracey Eddon

Stunts

Sadie Eden

Stunts

Steve Elliott

Stunts

Terry English

Stunts

Terry English

Armor Design

Terry English

Other

George Fenton

Original Music

George Fenton

Music

George Fenton

Music Conductor

Richard Fettes

Dialogue Editor Assistant

David Fielden

Costume Designer (Daryl Hannah'S Contemporary Costume)

Susie Figgis

Casting (United Kingdom)

Dorothy Ford

Stunts

Elaine Ford

Stunts

Suzie Ford

Special Effects Production Coordinator

Jane Fox

Prosthetic Makeup

Kevin Fraer

2nd Grip

Sarah Franzl

Stunts

Anton Furst

Production Designer

Andrew Garnet-lawson

Scenic Artist

Robert Gavin

Sound Effects Editor (Footsteps)

Martin Grace

Stunt Coordinator

Martin Grace

Stunts

Jose Granell

Special Effects Model Technician

Keith Grant

Music Recording

David Greenaway

Puppeteer

Peter Guber

Assistance

Jos Guichard

Assistance

Vivienne Hammer

Accountant Assistant

Jane Harding

Art Department Trainee

Reg Harding

Stunts

Hugh Harlow

Production Supervisor

Bob Harman

Other

Sharron Harris

Other

Albert Hatton

Unit Driver

David Hayes

Animatronic Model Designer

Paul Heasman

Stunts

Tom Hegarty

Stunts

Ilona Herman

Makeup (Daryl Hannah)

Pauline Heys

Makeup

Janet Hirshenson

Casting (Usa)

John Howes

Multi Crane Driver

Bob Hunka

Music Coordinator (Los Angeles)

Antony Hunt

Other

Danny Hunter

Props (Standby)

Roy Hyatt

Unit Driver

Lee International

Assistance

Sylvia Jacobs

Assistant (To Producers (Usa))

Ted Jaffrey

Key Grip 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Jane Jenkins

Casting (Usa)

Jazzer Jeyes

Stunts

David John

Sound Recording Mixer

Susan Johnson

Assistant

Neil Jordan

Screenwriter

Stephen Kampmann

Assistance

Reza Karim

Prosthetic Workshop Crew Member

John Kelleher

Assistance

Mickey Kelley

Other

Chris Kenny

Camera Trainee 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Peter Swords King

Makeup Supervisor

Lynzee Klingman

Editorial Consultant

John Lake

Electrician

John Lanzer

Production Buyer

Roy Larner

Gaffer Electrician

Benny Lee

Assistance

John Lee

Assistance

Mark Lee

Special Effects Trainee

Wayne Leech

Electrician

Tim Lewis

3rd Assistant Director

Nicholas Lom

Production Attorney

Derek Lomas

Dialogue Editor Assistant

Colin Manning

Key Grip

Kenneth Mars

Assistance

William Martens

Production Coordinator (Los Angeles)

Daphne Martin

Hairdresser

Roy Martin

Stand Construction Crew Member

Gerard Mccann

Sound Editor Assistant (Dubbing)

John Mcdonnell

Location Manager Assistant

Michael Mcdowell

Assistance

Brian Mcgivern

Generator Driver

Terry Mcguiness

Electrician

Derek Meddings

Unit Director

Derek Meddings

Special Visual Effects

Mark Meddings

Special Effects Physical Supervisor

Anne Mellor

Other

Wayne Michaels

Stunts

Digby Miller

Special Effects Senior Technician

Tony Miller

Production Accountant

David Mindel

Assistance

John Morgan

Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Karl Morgan

Video Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

David Moroni

Bestboy Electrician

Valentino Musetti

Stunts

Andy Nelson

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Cleo Nethersole

Other

Rex Neville

Other

John New

Construction Manager Assistant

Ron Newvell

Supervisor

Hugh Nicholson

Video Playback Operator

Andrew Noakes

Accountant Assistant

Michael Nugent

Construction Manager Assistant

Eamonn O'keeffe

Other

Peter Ogunsalu

Assistant (To Producers (United Kingdom))

Paul Olliver

Assistance

Steve Onions

Prosthetic Workshop Crew Member

Richard Padbury

Animatronic Model Designer

John Pakenham

Special Effects Technician

Carrolle Payne

Assistant (To Producers (United Kingdom))

Jon Peters

Assistance

Nigel Phelps

Art Direction

Martin Phipps

Stand Construction Crew Member

Emma Porteous

Costume Designer

Eddie Powell

Stunts

Nik Powell

Co-Producer

John Poyner

Dialogue Editor

Paul Purdy

Chargehand Props (Standby)

Pat Rambaut

Script Supervisor

Brenda Rawn

Assistant (To Neil Jordan)

Joe Reece

Unit Driver

Terry Reece

Unit Driver

Jason Reed

Animatronic Model Designer

Terry Reed

Special Effects Model Supervisor

Suzanne Reynolds

Prosthetic Makeup

J P Richardson

Song ("Chantilly Lace")

J P Richardson

Song Performer

Barbara Ritchie

Chief Hairdresser

Peter Robb-king

Makeup Supervisor

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

Selwyn Roberts

Co-Producer

Peter Robey

Assistance

Lesley Robinson

Production Coordinator Assistant

Peter Robinson

Steadicam Operator

John Rogers

Gaffer Electrician 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Tim Rose

Animatronic Model Designer

Jane Royle

Chief Makeup

Peter Russell

Other

Eduard Sarlui

Executive Producer

Brian Saunders

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Ghost Tours, Snacka om spöken
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Cbs Studios; Completion Bond Company Inc; D&D International; Location Caterers; Location Facilities; Palace Pictures; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Rank Film Laboratory; Renown Freight; Ruben Sedgwick; Twickenham Studios
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures; Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA); Medusa Film; Palace Pictures; Tristar Pictures
Location
Lee International Studios, Shepperton, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Dromore Castle, County Limerick, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 18, 1988

Released in United States on Video May 24, 1989

Released in United States January 1989

Shown at Avoriaz International Fantasy Film Festival in France January 1989.

Began shooting November 9, 1987.

Released in United States Fall November 18, 1988

Released in United States on Video May 24, 1989

Released in United States January 1989 (Shown at Avoriaz International Fantasy Film Festival in France January 1989.)