But why do all that when you can head over to 13thStreet.com and read about each of the ghostly characters there? Warner Bros. has given the aptly named site a nifty exclusive that details the back stories of 12 of the ghosts in the film. Yes, 12 – as the film's producer told 13th Street's Smilin' Jack Ruby, "Who is the 13th ghost?" could be the film's tagline.
The writers have done a nice job giving these characters life...errr...death. Each of the ghosties has a neat little nickname too! Here's a quick peek at histories of each of the ghastly apparitions:
The Juggernaut – a seven-foot tall serial killer that was finally shot to death by police.
The Hammer – an 1890s blacksmith that snapped and hammered a bunch of people to death. He was brutally killed by an angry mob out for justice.
The Jackal – a psychiatric patient that was locked up for biting women. He was disfigured after spending many years bound in a straightjacket. The Jackal died in an Asylum fire.
The Torn Prince – a '50s rebel without a cause that was killed in a fiery street race.
The Angry Princess – a looks-obsessed beauty that would never feel beautiful. Convinced of her own displeasing appearance, she took her own life.
The First Born Son – a little boy that accidentally shot himself with a bow and arrow.
Dire Mother – a midget woman who was imprisoned by a band of gypsy lumberjacks and forced to be part of a "freak show." Is there such a thing as gypsy lumberjacks? Who knew!?
The Great Child – The giant son of the Dire Mother who raised her son to be her body guard. He took revenge on the entire camp of gypsy lumberjacks by turning their own axes on them, before being captured by a torch-waving mob.
The Withered Lover – a loving wife and mother who died in a freak accident while racing to save her children.
The Bound Woman – a prom queen and cheerleader who was strangled by her boyfriend in a jealous rage.
The Pilgrimess – a young lady that lived in a small New England town in 1675. She was sentenced to death for "witchcraft."
The Torso – a scam artist and gambler that was killed by the mob for backing out of a bet.
These descriptions are just short versions of the expanded bios that can be found at 13thStreet.com. Visit them for all the gory details.
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