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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

If you're looking for horror, this is not it. Ghosts on the Loose is a low budget Banner Production, distributed by Monogram Pictures that's a vehicle for the comedy of The East Side Kids. Although both Bela Lugosi [Dracula] and Ava Gardner [Night of the Iguana] receive top billing on most movie posters, they have very little screen time. I watched this film because of Lugosi's fun performance in Spooks Run Wild (1941) which I highly recommend. But, alas, Ghosts on the Loose does not compare to his work in the other film. In this film he plays it straight and serious and only has a few lines here and there. It was disappointing to say the least.

This is not to say that Ghosts on the Loose was a bad film, but there's nothing paranormal going on here. It's a little "let's get the Nazis" meets "wedding of a friend" kind of film. If that's your thing, then you'll enjoy it. If you're looking for Lugosi to deliver the goods, then look elsewhere.

RATING: Fair.

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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