There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Public Domain Sounds are sounds that have been added to the public domain. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. ), he has a pivotal role yet mostly just skulks around. “Spooks Run Wild” was released in 1941 and was directed by Phil Rosen. (Seen on Gold Ninja Video Blu Ray special features - Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla). Look, is this “objectively” a 3 star movie? Spooks Run Wild was the first of two horror-themed movies they made for Monogram with contract player Béla Lugosi. Directed by Phil Rosen. A formula that would be copied by the Kids, and later the Bowery Boys, several times, Muggs (Leo Gorcey), Gimpy (Huntz Hall), Danny (Bobby Jordan), Pee Wee (David Gorcey), Skinny (Donald Haines), and Scruno (“Sunshine” Sammy Morrison) stumble into a spooky horror movie. It is a comedy/horror movie. © Letterboxd Limited. huntz hall has some amusing lines and it has the bonus of bela lugosi, but even at a little over an hour this somehow seemed to drag. It scores minor points for featuring poverty row's greatest duo of Lugosi and little person performer Angelo Rossitto. Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2016, Love the East Side kids,this is a great old time black and white, Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2016, Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2016, CLASSIC MOVIES THAT NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE, Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2015, CLASSIC MOVIES THAT NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE, Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2015, “They may be underprivileged but they sure ain’t under developed.”, Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Meh. Here we have Bela Lugosi in a horror/comedy movie with the East Side Kids. When reading up on old B-movies, you'll inevitably stumble across something starring Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall and/or Bobby Jordan. 07 Spooks Run Wild. Please try again. Unsplash (Public Domain) #girl #girls #people #portrait #freetoedit images While passing through a cemetery, late at night, one of them is shot and they seek help at an old house where Bela, as Nardo - dressed in his Dracula outfit, is a magician who terrorizes the Kids. An early Bowery Boys movie (when they were going by the East Side Kids), this has a bit more natural feel than the later ones, at least in terms of them actually seeming like youngsters. It's like a particularly bad Scooby Doo episode stretched into (almost) feature length. Ghosts on the Loose, Spooks Run Wild, East Side kids Collection. Bella Lugosi still looks like Dracula. plus the fact it’s so dark you can’t see half the movie. There’s a lot that didn’t look familiar to be a rewatch from only four years ago. They should be renamed the East Side Middle Aged Men. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Dracula (75th Anniversary Edition) (Universal Legacy Series), © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2004, The East Side boys make more trouble again. My main list of 3,329 noteworthy movies on Amazon Prime. More suspense than any thing else where Bela Lugosi is not the scary character and some else is. I still say the name is too exciting for such a yawn of a movie. One Sheet (27" X 41.5"). Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 5, 2015. Lugosi seems friendly and helpful at first, but... Standard haunted house antics ensue and it's a formula Leo…. With my recent re-watch of The Blob I suppose I’ve kicked of spooky season a little early, and why the hell not? Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall. Tell me if you see anything that should be added…. It's a cheap film with an uninteresting, uninspired story. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive, Uploaded by He tells the doctor he knows who he is and that he is looking for the "monster" killer. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Members of the New York City East Side boys club—leader Muggs (Leo Gorcey), Danny (Bobby Jordan), Glimpy (Huntz Hall), Scruno (Sunshine Sammy Morrison), Skinny (Donald Haines), and Peewee (David Gorcey) are put on a bus and sent to summer camp in the country. The East Side Kids (the poor man’s Bowery Boys) are grating but actually kind of funny, Bela is charming af and everything involving Mini-Me is good, the sets are impressive, and all those lo-fi “practical effects” warmed the cockles of my heart. Spooks Run Wild (the title is the best thing about it) is sixty minutes of terrible gags, racist bullshit, and Bela Lugosi stalking about in the shadows. on February 24, 2015. A group of delinquents on their way to summer camp get stuck in a haunted house. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Proceed to checkout ({qq} items) {$$$.$$}. This is sorta my second run-in with those damn East Side Kids and it was only worse. if you’re a lugosi completist (i know we exist! The comedy as it were maybe just wasn't to my taste. No. Meanwhile, the notorious "Monster Killer" is reportedly on the loose in the area, and a caped Lugosi and his pint-sized assistant Angelo Rossitto fit the description. unigon East Side Kids 7 isn't one of the better entries but one of the best known, thanks to Bela Lugosi making the first of his two appearances in the ESK series. At a gas station, Bela Lugosi as "Nardo" (. My experience with DVD-Rs has been satisfactory, as I'm not interested in commentary, deleted scenes or other bonus features, that is, stuff these discs don't offer. At night, they sneak out. Later, the gas station attendant meets Dr. Please try again. It is also one the nine movies that Lugosi did for Monogram Pictures. This is actually part of a series of films that all starred “The East Side Kids,” who from what I can…. The Kids are sent to a summer camp where they learn about a monster killer that is loose in the area. The East Side Kids meet Bela Lugosi in this Monogram programmer penned by none other than Carl Foreman. But this time they are put in a bus and taken to a small town. Publication date 2015-02-24 Usage Public Domain Mark 1.0 Topics East Side Kids, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Bela Lugosi, Sam Katzman, Monogram Pictures, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Phil Rosen, Carl Foreman. The bad news is that the transfer is a mess, not the absolute worst, but a mess nonetheless. Dubs are usually from well-aged 16mm broadcast films of quality that varies from below fair to almost good. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Spooks Run Wild (Monogram, 1941). Bela rules but the "East Side Kids"...yikes, Gold Ninja bluray release of Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla. Amazon Prime recommended this film to me alongside a litany of Charlie Chan films and since Sidney Toler in yellow face didn’t seem like essential viewing, I went with the one that had spooks in the title.