PG | | Adventure, Family, Mystery
Jupiter Jones refuses to attend the surprise party his friends throw against his expressed wished. However he loves investigating an intruder, who gets away but without the clue he came ... See full summary »
In this movie, the character Stephen Terrill is depicted as an inventor. This is a stark contrast to the book this movie is based on. In the book, Stephen Terrill was a horror film actor from the silent film era, who had the ability to appear in different costumes and make-ups (similar to Lon Chaney). He later became unemployed when the sound film was invented, because he couldn't hide his lisp and squeaky voice anymore. This resulted in the audience laughing at him, which depressed Terrill so much that he resigned from acting. Subsequently, he isolated himself from the public and resided in his castle, until he reportedly took his life. Since then, Terror Castle was reported to be haunted by Terrill's ghost.
Um, uh, about that curse thing - not that I believe in that stuff - but, um, how do I get rid of it?
Caroline: You don't.
At the beginning of the movie the Rolls Royce is seen driving on the right side of the road. At the end of the movie, as the boys return from their trip, the Rolls drives on the left side, which is wrong for California, but correct for South Africa, where the movie was filmed.