Los Angeles Times - 11/18/1988
"...Neil Jordan is one of the world's most brilliant young film makers....HIGH SPIRITS has delightful moments..."
Things aren't going well for the soused owner of a debt-ridden Irish castle, so he opens it as a haunted bed-and-breakfast and dictates that the staff dress in sheets. They scare up more than the tourists when the former, now-deceased residents join in the games.
High-spirited hijinks at a haunted house. A titled, but financially strapped, gentleman opens up his Irish castle to American tourists in order to get some quick cash. Figuring that a haunted building will prove particularly appealing to the Yanks, he orders his employees to dress up and act like ghosts. But what the castle's owner doesn't realize is that there are a couple of real phantasms on premises -- and they've taken a liking to a bickering couple who have come for a visit.