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Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | | Horror, Comedy | 24 October 1941 (USA)
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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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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Ghosts in the Night  »

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Production notes indicate George Pembroke was cast as Dr. Von Grosch, but he was replaced by Dennis Moore. See more »

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Danny: [looking at a trunk] You gonna open it?
Muggs: Maybe it's one of those "Don't open 'til Christmas".
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Harmless humor and atmospheric settings make this a good family Halloween movie.
1 June 2001 | by (Fernandina Beach, Florida) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, one of the better Bowery Boys movies. As with other of their films, the comedy is simple and transparent. The boys play the roles of "spooked" kids very well, and the role played by Bela Lugosi adds much to the storyline. The settings are eerie enough to make the movie a good Halloween movie for both adults and kids. While it isn't spectacular, it is good entertainment if not taken too seriously. If you like old haunted house movies, it's worth a look.


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