Friday, September 10, 2010

Little Rascals: Spooky Hooky (1936)

As school lets out, Spanky and Alfalfa send Buckwheat and Porky back into the building to deposit a phony doctor's note on the teacher's desk, so that they can skip school the next day and go to the circus. As the teacher's leaving, she tells the boys that she's taking the whole class to the circus. When they run back to the building to retrieve the notes, the little kids are just closing the doors, which are now locked. They show up that night to break into the school and get the note back. Stormy weather, a power outage, and various other spooky happenings, send all four boys - and the janitor - running for their lives. (Synopsis from

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  1. Hi Paul - my name is Paul Castiglia. I am writing a book called "Scared Silly: Classic Hollywood Horror-Comedies" in which I review as many entries in the genre as possible from the silent movie days up through the mid-late 1960s. It will include all the spooky Our Gang aka Little Rascals shorts. The accompanying blog charts my progress - so far for the Rascals I've reviewed "Spooky Hooky," "Shivering Spooks" and "Shootin' Injuns" which I posted yesterday. You can see all my reviews at (there is an alphabetical list of films I've already reviewed on the right side of the page). Note that I made a point of mentioning your blog in the "Further Reading" section of the "Injuns" review and to include a link to your own Rascals reviews in the "Other Sites to Scare You Silly" section.