Wednesday, April 28, 2010

THE DEVIL BAT In Color / PRC - 1940

Welcome to Wednesday Moldie Oldie B+W Flicktime Bijou Theater, featuring Bela and THE DEVIL BAT, here at the Dungeon... But, this time IN COLOR!!

Storyline goes like this... "A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it."

Here's a list of other colorized horror + sci-fi flicks on DVD that you can pick up at a number of places online: SHE ('35), THINGS TO COME, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, CARNIVAL OF SOULS, EARTH vs THE FLYING SAUCERS, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, LAST MAN ON EARTH, BRIDE OF THE MONSTER, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA, THE KILLER SHREWS, THE GIANT GILA MONSTER, PHANTOM FROM SPACE, PHANTOM PLANET, MISSILE TO THE MOON and a few SHERLOCK HOLMES titles!! Oh, yeah, they've even done some Little Rascals and The 3 Stooges! On VHS there's THE THING, KING KONG, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and THE CAT PEOPLE. MISSILE TO THE MOON is probably the best one for a reason I will not reveal at this time, but, we'll be bringing you that one in the upcoming months, so you can see for yourself!!!

Great title card! Mr. David Chudnow is the musical director here, assembling uncredited previous PRC compositions. Sounds dated, for sure!

Today we gots Ralphie the Tarantula what's gonna start the show by pushin' that big old red 'GO' button, which activates the tumbler and lets our 'eariffic earclip' out of it's cage! So, here's... THE DEVIL BAT IN COLOR!!

Bela always seems to be having a good time, especially when he's up to no good!!

He targets the family that bought the rights to his popular shaving products, they've made millions while he got diddly-squat. Here's one of the sons trying out Bela's newest creation, Bat-Bite cologne!

"Use a lot, and, rub it all over your neck!"

Bela lets Devil Bat out, Devil Bat bites guy, guy dies, Devil Bat flies back to house. Viola, perfect Area 51-style crime! (Bat looks like stealth bomber!!)

Reporter Johnny Layton and photographer 'One-Shot' McGuire descend on Heathville, to get a story of course. They start the questioning with the sheriff, then move to the family home of the rich murdered son. Wow, party! Bela's even there!

Tabonga couldn't resist showing this hot pic of the maid!

Does Tabonga really need to say something here? If you can't follow that, well... Tabonga feel sorry for you!!

Bela delightfully listens to the radio as Prof. Raines denounces the Devil Bat's existence because of a price tag in a photo that 'One-Shot' took of the fake one!

'One-Shot' has to be the bait for another Devil Bat attack by wearing some cologne...

No big deal, we'll just make another one!!

Finally the good part, the greedy dad gets his!

Great shot, but those awkward, uncooperative bat props!!.. Is there ever a time they actually look real??!! Even the damn ears look crooked!!!

Johnny splashes some cologne on Bela, then forces him to sit and wait...

The table gets turned on Bela this time!


prof. grewbeard said...

flying bats are the one thing they just couldn't get right 'til CGI came along, but who cares? gimme a rubber vampire bat any day!

TABONGA! said...

Give Tabonga rubber monster any day of any week at any time!

Christopher said...

the big Bat looks pretty cool flying around to the dramatic music of that Terrytoons orchestra..splash some o that toilet water on yo neck!

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