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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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Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
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Jeff Dixon (as David O'Brien)
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Linda Mason
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P.J. Kelly ...
Lem Harvey (as P.J. Kelley)
Angelo Rossitto ...
Luigi
Guy Wilkerson ...
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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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Original title: "Trail of the Vampire." See more »

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Good Flick!
6 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of the East Side Kids and Bowery Boys movies. "Spooks Run Wild" is a very good movie which has the boys getting into some funny mischief! The Boys go off to a summer camp and soon discover that there is a spooky old haunted house nearby. "Mugs" meets a pretty blonde in town and decides to sneak out of the camp to pay her a visit. Well, the rest of the East Side Kids decide to follow "Mugs" and all of them wind up in an old graveyard. "Peewee" gets shot by a man guarding the graveyard and the boys bring the injured lad to guess what? ....the spooky old house which is occupied by Bela Lugosi and his midget assistant. Our kindly host, Bela, tends to "Peewee's" injury and provides lodging for the rest of the boys. The boys hear a news report of a mad killer that has been seen heading to the area of the old house! Strange things happen throughout the night with a surprise ending! I liked "Spooks Run Wild" and thought it was quite entertaining! The quality of the VHS version is fair because the lighting in the movie was quite awful! Regardless, it was very enjoyable to watch!


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