THE LITTLE RASCALS HAD SEVERAL "SPOOKY" ADVENTURES.
It's nice viewing for Halloween just for this one section of the short and the scared reaction of the kids in the audience is priceless. After this Halloween hors d'oeuvre, we now go on to our LITTLE RASCALS HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE.
SPOOKY HOOKY (1936).
The circus has come to town and Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat and Porky decide to forge a doctor's note so they can stay home from school and go see it. While Spanky and Alfalfa decoy their teacher, Buckwheat and Porky sneak back into school and leave the note on her desk. Unfortunately for "our gang", when the boys tell her they're coming down with a cold or "maybe new monia", the teacher informs them that that's too bad since she's obtained tickets for the entire class to go to the circus tomorrow. When the kids go back to get the letter, the school is locked and the caretaker (Dudley Dickerson - who played the cook in my favourite THREE STOOGES short "A-PLUMBING WE WILL GO in 1940) tells them that once the school's locked, it stays locked!
HIDE AND SHRIEK (1938)
Alfalfa has started the "Eegle Eye Detektive Agensy" and now calls himself X-10 Sooper Slooth. Buckwheat and Porky knock on the door which has a huge eye on the outside; when they knock the eye opens and it's in fact a peephole with Alfalfa looking out. Bizarrely, this same eyeball peephole idea was used about 25 years later on the apartment door of Mrs. Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) on an episode of THE AVENGERS! Buckwheat and Porky soon are made agents and they Eagle Eye Detective Agency soon gets it's first case: Darla's candy has been stolen. While investigating, Alfalfa, Buckwheat and Porky climb into a box on the back of a flatbed truck which takes them to the "Haunted House Amusement Pier" at Long Beach. As the workmen carry the box inside the amusement ride, the kids inside overhear them saying they're delivering "headless bodies to the murder house" and promptly freak out. Emerging from the box, the kids find themselves inside the pitch dark ghost ride. Looking for a light switch, Alfalfa activates the spook show ride. A record plays a spooky voice telling them they have a choice of two doors: "If you choose the right door, you maaaaaay escape . . . but if you choose the wrong one .... bwah-hah-hah-hah-hah!" One door has an animated dummy of a gibbering ghouls lurch at them; the kids run through the other door which leads them to a smoke-breathing monster.
While it lasts, you can watch SPOOKY HOOKY below this post.