Saturday, June 4, 2016

SOUL OF A MONSTER - "You'll Shudder!" (1944)

I wanted to see "The Soul Of  A Monster" because, number one, it has a cool name, and number two, it had this cool poster! Unlike a lot of other movies, at least the statements on this poster are true! It's just unfortunate that they are not that spectacular!

So welcome to the Saturday Night Special in The Dungeon! Tonight's obscure little feature from 1944 is less than an hour long, is supernatural, and doesn't spend a lot of time dicking around! If you would like to see it, you have two choices, you can either buy a DVD from Amazon for $17.99 or you can watch it with a couple of short ads for free on YouTube!

"The Soul Of A Monster" has a small but durable main cast that includes Rose (The Mad Ghoul) Hobart, George (The Alligator People) Macready, Jim (Phantom From Space) Bannon, Jeanne (Eraserhead) Bates, and Erik (Song Of The South) Rolf!

I don't know what the deal is, but the version that is on YouTube looks like somebody is shining a flashlight right into the middle of the picture! I don't know whether it is intentional or not, but it's weird! It's a very dark and soft copy (you can thank PhotoShop for the beefed-up stills I have here for you), but for the price it's okay, or perhaps it's just a dream!

A well respected Doctor has a terminal disease and is dying!

This guy has saved so many lives, everybody knows about it!

Maybe he's just tired of having that flashlight shining in his face!

His best friend stays devotedly by his side!

The Doctor's wife doesn't feel like her many prayers to God have been answered, so she turns to the dark side for help!

She really had no clue what she had bargained for!

Out of nowhere, a woman by the name of Lilyan Greg shows up after a long walk that includes getting hit by a car, and in a matter of a few hours, the Doctor miraculously recovers! 

Fully recovered except that he has no pulse, he no longer bleeds, and he's killed his beloved German Shepherd!

The witch, the devil that now controls his life, makes him turn on his two best friends, another Doctor, and a Preacher!

They never really explain her at all, she's just diabolically evil!

His best buddy could have been saved after the witch ran over him with a car, but the voices in the Doctor's head made him unavailable for service!

And now it's become a legal matter! He's accused of murder!

The Doctor doesn't care because he has no idea who he is or what he's doing anymore!

Was it just a crappy dream??

Here's a little combo of Franz Lizt's "Mephisto Waltz" and the styling of the marvelous Clarence Muse! Clarence was a musician and an actor, and it's said that he was the first Afro-American to 'star' in a movie, and his career spanned everything from "The Invisible Ghost" to "Car Wash!"
Stay cool, and have a good weekend!


MDG14450 said...

There're a few YouTube movies with that flashlight effect. Don't know what causes it, but annoying as hell. Anyway, it looks like there's a longer, better, copy on Dailymotion.

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx MDG! Yeah, it's pretty annoying all right!

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