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?
Did You Know?
Product placement: When the boys get off the bus and go into the sweet shop at the beginning of the film, in the background there is a large advertising poster for Avalon cigarettes. Introduced in 1933 by Brown & Williamson as a "budget" brand, it sold for only ten cents a pack - five to ten cents less than most other leading brands at the time. See more
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
[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?
Referenced in Mammoth