Friday, August 9, 2013

SPOOK BUSTERS / Monogram Pictures - 1946

It's Friday Fright with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Here's a post war production featuring the popular Bowery Boys in a crazy little flick about the evening they spend in a spooky old 'abandoned' mansion. Check out that big green ape in the poster, it's.. Wild 'n' Weird!!

Eegah!! sent over this soundclip with the theme and Slip reminiscing about his fellow pals, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there, next to the slimy chute to who knows where, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's our audio offering for... SPOOK BUSTERS!

After graduating from exterminating school, Slip, Sach, Bobby, Whitey and Chuck start their own extermonating service.

Their foist job is to get the insects out of the walls at Louie's restaurant.

But, Slip and Sach find horrible things that're much scarier than just bugs!

Slip and the gang get their first real extermonating job at a spooky old mansion in the country at night. The room reminds me of when I wrote the script SPOOK JOINT, it had a hallway with numerous framed 'family' photos using the cast, crew and friends dressed and in make up to look like weirdo hillbillies, I thought that would be pretty funny when the hapless visitors checked them out.

Sach is witness to a 3-D painting that tosses hatchets while Slip's admiring himself in the goofy carnival mirror!

Of course, Whitey's (Billy Benedict) wearing a hatchet-in-the-head prop and gives the guys a big heart attack. You can also see Billy as the newsboy at the beginning of BRIDE OF THE MONSTER.

Douglass Dumbrille plays the super creepy Dr. Coslow, he plans on transplanting an ape's brain into Sach's skull!!

You know that Slip and Sach are gonna cause a whirlwind of chaos for the bad guys!


Scott said...

Interestingly enough, Billy Benedict (as William Benedict), also played a character named Whitey in the serial, "Adventures of Captain Marvel" (1941).

TABONGA! said...

I wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that he was a towhead?

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