Fun Size Review: Haunted Spooks (1920)

Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis charm as newlyweds who inherit a mansion that may be… haunted. (Thunderclap, please.)

Actually, it’s a conspiracy to scam Mildred out of her money but getting there is all the fun. The short has two distinct parts: the first is taken up with Harold trying to win over a different rich girl, his failure and comical attempts at suicide. And then we’re off to that haunted mansion!

A real charmer with some clever title cards and sight gags in the bargain.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The villains are exposed and our couple lives happily ever after.

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocoflan. Two distinct parts, both delicious.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Haunted Spooks is included in Slapstick Encyclopedia and volume 3 of The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection. The three-part Harold Lloyd box set is out of print but still available used.

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6 Replies to “Fun Size Review: Haunted Spooks (1920)”

    1. It’s sort of a Scooby-Doo setup where the “ghosts” are the baddies in disguise. (This isn’t a spoiler as the scheme is shown from the beginning.) Very cute stuff and Harold and Mildred are dolls.

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