...what we get is a thriller about a KILLER ELEVATOR, the intrepid reporter covering the mystery behind the malfunction and the repairman employed to diagnose the error. Also there is mayhem and menace and explosions and MAAAAAD SCIENCE or GHOSTS! or BOTH??!!
House II doesn't exactly feature any ghosts - rather, alternate-dimension hopping creatures, and Zombie/Mummies from the Old West, as well as an Aztec cult hell-bent on virgin sacrifice! And all of this takes place on Halloween!