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Editor's Note: In Extremis is an ongoing series that will address your burning legal plot hole queries from horror cinema. Example topics include but are not limited to, “Are blobs people in the eyes of the law?” or “Is the creature from The Thing just gerrymandering?”. Adam is BGH's official unofficial lawyer who continues to make our decisions regrettable and reminds everyone to never, ever listen to our advice. This time Adam considers whether or a not the undead can be jailed for causing a victim to give up the ghost.

20 years after Cyrus West's death, family members gather at his mansion for a reading of the will. Laura La Plante, who stars as Cyrus' niece Annabelle, learns that she is the only beneficiary of her uncle's will. The catch? A doctor must declare her sane in order to receive the fortne.