Monday, June 15, 2015

HOUSE OF HORRORS / Universal Pictures - 1946

It's a hot and humid summer day, here at the Dungeon... Anyway, here's a rare treat for us, all about a struggling expressionist sculptor who enlists the aid the notorious Creeper to model for his newest creation and to pay back the critics who rebuffed his work.

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our mad sculpture lab, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... HOUSE OF HORRORS!

Here's sculptor Marcel De Lange played by Martin Kosleck, he's having dinner with his little pal. My little pals like to lay right in the middle of everything when I'm working on my art. Martin was also in Dungeon favorites like THE MUMMY'S CURSE, THE FROZEN GHOST, THE FLESH EATERS and AGENT FOR H.A.R.M.

After being insulted by an art critic and losing a sale, Marcel grabs a big old knife and chases the two out of his studio. He's so distraught that he plans on committing suicide at the docks...

But, as luck (or unluck) would have it, Marcel rescues The Creeper from the drink instead. He helps him to his studio and brings him breakfast and tells him of his plan to use him as a model for a new sculpture.

Here are Virginia Grey and Alan Napier as reporter Joan Medford and her editor, F. Holmes Harmon. She's interested in the Creeper case...

Here's glamor artist Steven Morrow working on a piece with his model. Robert Lowery plays the artist and Joan's boyfriend.

Marcel sics Rondo on this art critic in his paisley smoking jacket!

Meanwhile, Marcel is hard at work on this large bust of the Creeper...

Joan has stolen the sketch of the Creeper to give to the newspaper, but unfortunately, Rondo was hiding in the background and saw her take it. When she returns to see Marcel, the big guy rats her out!

But, in the heat of the moment, Rondo turns on Marcel and finishes him off over the sculpture, then goes after Joan...

The police have arrived and shoot the Creeper through the window, bringing our tale to a sad end. Check back in on Wednesday for more from The Dungeon gang!

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