Following a minor car accident in the middle of nowhere a narcissistic Broadway producer, his wimpy (male) secretary and a struggling playwright seek refuge in a nearby ominous house. Arriving at the house they find that its occupants are throwing a party and the trio is invited to join the proceedings. As a storm begins to rage strange things begin happening and a few twists later we are dealing with a whodunit.
The Ghost Walks is a good, albeit generic, example of the whodunit genre that was so popular in the 1930s. The film follows the usual formula (why fix it if it isn't broken?) of people being picked off one by one as they wander off by themselves though a large house. There are bookcases that spin, secret rooms and even paintings with the eyes cut out so the killer can track his/her victims. It’s a fun little movie that you have seen countless times before.