Evil is afoot at Hillside, an under-populated town where a bunch of under
privileged juvenile delinquents, led by Muggs (Leo Gorcey) are
brought to attend summer camp. There are reports of a blood sucking monster on
the loose in this one-horse-and-buggy town, and three people have already been
drained to death. But the disgruntled degenerates aren’t worried - escaping from
the camp is more of a priority. Jeff Dixon (David O’Brien) is
highly disturbed over being put in charge of this bunch. He had been hoping for
a quiet vacation at Hillside so that he can write his Law thesis. His fiancée,
Nurse LindaMason (Dorothy Short) is out of her mind with
On the scene arrive the sinister Nardo (Bela Lugosi)
and his weird midget sidekick Luigi (Angelo Rossitto)
with inquiries about the ill-omened Billings Estate, with Dr. Van
Grosch (Dennis Moore) hot on his heels. Meanwhile, the wild
bunch from summer camp encounters misfortune while taking a shortcut though the
local graveyard. Young Peewee (David Gorcey) is shot by the
sexton, and they seek help at the brooding Billings Mansion - right into the
hospitable clutches of evil Nardo!
While Jeff Dixon and Nurse Mason are
looking high and low for the missing group, Peewee turns into a zombie. The gang
is forced to incapacitate Nardo and Luigi to comb the mansion for their missing
friend. But, bad as they already are, things are not as they seem at Billings
Mansion. Can you bear finding out the truth?
A Hollywood icon of considerable note, the Russian-born Phil Rosen
came to America as a child and never looked back. He proved his acumen
with such black-and-white masterpieces as The Young Rajah (with
legendary heartbreaker Rudolph Valentino) Beggars in Ermine, Two Wise
Maids and the inspiring biopic Abraham Lincoln. The
film Spooks Run Wild was a daring experiment in unusual casting
and theme that paid off very well indeed at the box office.
Running Time: 69 Minutes
Ratings: NR (Suitable for Children)
Spooks Run Wild has Muggs and his gang of
boisterous friends (The East Side Kids) asunwilling attendees
of a summer camp in Hillside. There is rumor of a bloodsucking monster going
round. When sinister Nardo arrives, thestage seems set for even more mayhem.
Dr. Van Grosch wouldappear to be the only man who can save the town from
further evil; and indeed, he soon arrives himself. Meanwhile, Muggs and his
friends are forced to seek refuge at the brooding Billings Mansion, where Nardo
and his midget assistant Luigi hold sway.
While the camp organizerand
his pretty fiancée look high and low for the missing camp inmates, an evil drama
of side-splitting hilariousness unfolds at the BillingsEstate. Bela
Lugosi in his unusual role of Nardo will have you guessing and shaking
with both fright and laughter till the unpredictable end.
"This film is so unpredictable that it’s hard to figure out
whether to laugh or scream for a while. Once you get the idea, it’s a fun ride
all the way. Bela Lugosi stole my breath and heart, all in one
go. Watch Spooks Run Wild - you won’t regret it!"
Frederick Neugebauer (Annapolis, Maryland)
thrilled that A2ZCDS is bringing back Hollywood nostalgia items like
Spooks Run Wild. Bela Lugosi fans cannot afford to miss him in
this unconventional role, which brings out the very best of his wonderful
talent. I found this classic feature film highly entertaining, and also want to
commend travelvideostore.com for the prompt delivery."
Yvonne Guthrie (Wilmington, Delaware)
CAST & CREW:
Bobby Jordan - Danny
Huntz Hall - Glimpy
Ernest Morrison -
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
David Gorcey - Peewee
Donald Haines -
Dennis Moore - Dr. Von Grosch
P.J. Kelly - Lem Harvey (as P.J.
Angelo Rossitto - Luigi
Guy Wilkerson - Constable
Jack Carr -
The Hillside Mayor (uncredited)
Pat Costello - Bus Driver
George Eldredge - Policeman (uncredited)
Joe Kirk - Camp
Rosemary Portia - Margie, Village Sweet Shop Clerk
Jack Henley - (additional dialogue)
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