Sleeping lies the murdered lass;
Vainly cries the Child of Glass.
When the two shall be as one,
the spirits journey will be done.
This poem riddle from the 1977 Disney movie Child of Glass has remained in my noggin all these years. I loved tales about ghosts when I was a kid and this old Disney movie was one of my favorites. I have often tried to find a copy of this movie over the years but without much luck. It was released on video sometime in the 80's but not yet ever released on DVD. When I have located a copy on ebay, the bidding has gone up to an incredible amount so I've always dropped out pretty early on. Anyway, Child of Glass is one of those movies that I would have to watch every October if I had it in my possession.
It is the story of Alexander, whose family moves to an old mansion that, surprise surprise, turns out to be haunted by a little ghost girl named Inez. Inez' spirit is stuck in this world until the riddle is solved, releasing her to move on and once again reunite with her family. This is a great old movie, full of wonderful ghostly special effects.
Do you enjoy ghostly movies this time of year? What are some of your favorites? I don't do super scary, mostly the fun magical ones. Stay tuned this week for more of my favorites.