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Spooks Run Wild (1941)

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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

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Bobby Jordan ...
Danny
Huntz Hall ...
Glimpy
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
Dave O'Brien ...
Jeff Dixon (as David O'Brien)
Dorothy Short ...
Linda Mason
David Gorcey ...
Donald Haines ...
Dennis Moore ...
P.J. Kelly ...
Lem Harvey (as P.J. Kelley)
Angelo Rossitto ...
Luigi
Guy Wilkerson ...
Constable
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger, and they are forced to seek aid at an old mansion. The owner of the mansion (Lugosi), insists that the boys spend the night. After seeing PeeWee walk around the house in a trance, the boys decide that the man turned him into a zombie. They gang up on him and tie him up. The nurse at the boys camp (Dorothy Short) sets out to find the missing boys with Von Grosch (Dennis Moore), who has come to rid the town of the killer- or has he? Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Comedy

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24 October 1941 (USA)  »

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Ghosts in the Night  »

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The copyright expired and was not renewed, so the film fell into "public domain", meaning that virtually anyone could copy it and sell it without having to pay royalties. That's why there are so so many shoddy, badly cut, grainy copies of it on the market, put out mainly by companies that specialize in public-domain films. See more »

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Scruno: [the tobacco jar's moving] Now look Mr. tobacco jar, I don't smoke, I'm not bothering you, so you don't bother me, okay?
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65 minutes of totally cool fun!
2 September 2004 | by (France) – See all my reviews

"Spooks Run Wild" is the best of Bela's films that he made at Monogram Studios during the forties ("Voodoo Man" and "The Ape Man" follow as second and third). It is also the BEST of all of the East Side Kids' comedies. Lugosi scares the kids as they visit him in his creepy old hillside mansion while a crazed killer is terrorizing the town below. Extremely atmospheric film offers comedy, thrills, mystery, surprises and more! See it if you can! There are many different DVD's of this film available out there. I've found that prints vary in quality from different distributors. Try and catch V.C.I.'s copy. They have a great print of it and it's on a DVD double feature with "Ghosts on the Loose".


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