The infamous Dr. Hitchcock performs seances and black magic rituals to ease the pain of a debilitating illness. Overwhelmed by sadistic demands, his beautiful young wife (Barbara Steele) concocts a plan to murder the doctor and inherit his riches. The ghastly voice of the murdered professor echoes through the haunted mansion when his ghost returns seeking vengeance. The wife's terror and the spirit's bloodlust lead to a horrific confrontation and their ultimate doom.
The Ghost (originally released in Italy as Lo Spettro) is the second film by Riccardo Freda to detail the gruesome crimes of Dr. Hichcock. In addition to The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962), Freda's other legendary films include I Vampiri (1956), Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959) and Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World (1962).