Friday, October 1, 2010

Ghosts on the Loose

Ghosts on the Loose, starring Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bela Lugosi, and Ava Gardner in her first credited role, is a fun and flippant way to start our month of scare-mare. There is nothing serious at all about this film. Not in the least. It is just some simple, ridiculous fun, and what is more ridiculous than hearing Leo Gorcey stumble over those big words and pretend to understand the notations on a music score? And Bela Lugosi (AKA Dracula) asking why he is always surrounded by idiots? Priceless. What about the East Side Kids getting "German measles" after a close call with that gang of Nazis? Corny. 

But hey, it's the first of the month. We want to ease into this fest - no point in scaring ourselves silly on the first day.  

Here's the trailer.

And the stars of the show dressed up in Octoberfest finery:

Bela Lugosi, immortalized by his performance as Dracula, here a Nazi.
Ava Gardner, here in a crystal ball.
Leo Gorcey, tough-talking leader of the East Side Kids.
Huntz Hall, Leo's simple-minded side-kick.
If you watched, be sure to comment on this post and let me know what you thought.

Coming up tomorrow:  Ministry of Fear...
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1 comment:

Tori said...

Oh my gosh. I loved this film so much. The hilarious gang had my heart from the first couple of minutes with their hilarious antics. I love the way they interact with each other. I guess this movie showed me how much I love slapstick. The plot was simple, but entertaining and the dialogue was delightful. Thanks for the recommendation!

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