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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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Last feature film of Donald Haines (Skinny). He enlisted in the USAAF as an aviation cadet in December, 1941 and attained the rank of first lieutenant before being killed in action in the North African theater. See more »

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When various characters are moving around carrying candles or lit matches in otherwise dark rooms, the upraised arms, candles and matches are lit, casting shadows of them on the walls behind. See more »

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Muggs: I'm going alone.
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Spooks Run Wild
24 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this vintage comedy/mystery starring Bela Lugosi and the East Side Kids (both not far from the beginnings of there careers at Monogram Studios). I've watched all of the East Side kid films and this one is my favorite. The boys take shelter in a gloomy mansion owned by Lugosi when they are forced through circumstance to spend the night at his creepy home. To further complicate matters for the already scared boys, a mad killer is lurking somewhere in the vicinity. Is it Lugosi? The boys spend the evening roaming through the house which has an abundance of floors, spooky corridors, bedrooms full of cobwebs and secret passage ways. Meanwhile, a pretty nurse is searching for them in the woods assuming that they are lost. Will her and her fiancée reach the boys in time or will the killer strike again? Entertaining comedy/mystery with a rough and ready climax. Exciting and spooky film (in a harmless sort of way) that should be well enjoyed by fans of Lugosi and the East Side Kids.


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