|“||Not bad for an hourly wage.||„|
|~ Ben Moss (after he found a large sum of money left behind by Cyrus Kriticos).|
Benjamin "Ben" Moss was the estate lawyer of Cyrus Kriticos and a minor villain in Thir13een Ghosts.
He was portrayed by JR Bourne.
When Cyrus was apparently killed in an "accident", Moss visits Cyrus's nephew, Arthur, to inform him that he and his family have inherited Cyrus' mechanical glass house-like mansion. That night, Moss takes Arthur and his family to the mansion, where they meet Dennis Rafkin posing as a power company employee. He claims that the house is draining its power from all the captured ghosts in the area, and Moss tries to get him to leave, but Arthur lets him explain his story.
While the family explore the mansion, Moss tries to get Arthur to buy the house. Just then, Dennis reveals to Arthur and Moss that he worked with Cyrus to hunt ghosts, and that he owes him money. Moss then slips away into the basement of the house to collect his payment. Along the way, Moss, wearing special eyeglasses, sees several imprisoned ghosts as well as more etched Barrier Spells throughout the house. When Moss finds and takes his payment from at the core of the machine, he accidentally sets off a mechanism which activates the machine and seals up the house.
As Moss is making his way back up into the house, he is confronted by the Angry Princess, whom he remarked "nice tits" at earlier. The ghost advances on Moss, but before she can attack, 2 sliding glass doors snap shut through Moss, slicing him in half.
- Ben's character is based off of Benjamin Rush from the 1960 film 13 Ghosts, though his role is never nearly as large.
- In one draft of the script, there was going to be a romantic subplot between Ben and Kathy but was removed so as not overcomplicate or deviate from the main plot.