Monday, December 15, 2014

NIGHT MONSTER / Universal Pictures - 1942

It's time for this weird little flick from Universal, it stars Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill in a story about a rich recluse who invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his creepy mansion in the swamps... For revenge?!!

Eegah!! sent over a pretty funny sound clip from this flick for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our day monster, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a taste of... NIGHT MONSTER!

Ralph Morgan plays crippled recluse Kurt Ingston, here, being carried down the stairs by Leif (INVADERS FROM MARS) Erickson who plays the chauffeur with a girl's name, Laurie. Also present are Bela as the butler, Rolf, and Lionel as Dr. King.

Nils Asther plays Indian mystic, Agor Singh. He's demonstrating his powers by materializing a skeleton for all the guests.

The invited doctors inspect the eerie scene and take a wooden box the skeleton is holding.

Here's Laurie seen strong arming Ingston's disturbed daughter. I chose this still because of the shadows supposedly being cast by the fireplace screen. Whatever they used, it seems to be for a screen door! Leif was 6'4" tall.

Scenes like this will become frequent, so, what the Hell's going on around here Scooby?!

The little guy (nice shadow) in the top still quickly ends up in a coffin in the bottom still!

And, it doesn't end there... Mommy, I want my bankie!

Ingston is accused of the murders but he pulls off his plastic arm and shows his deformed legs!

Then, they find this poor guy just hanging around in a musty old closet!

Agor, who seems sinister at times, has been working with Ingston to develop mental powers, something weird this way comes.

Well, there's finally a cat fight and the evil old house catches on fire as a result!

Ingston can actually manifest legs and an arm through his acquired mental powers, and, has been the murderer the whole time! He also has wolf feets! This flick was below par compared to their classics.

And, the old place burns completely to the ground, a necessity in movies for a house that evil!

We're back on Wednesday for more holiday treats for you!

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