Wednesday, October 13, 2010

31 Days of Halloween - Day 13 - Movie 2

The Monster Maker (1944)  is a surprisingly good cheap movie about a glandular specialist/mad scientist/murderer (J. Carrol Naish) who becomes infatuated with the daughter (Tala Birell) of a pianist (Ralph Morgan) who rejects him. The scientist does the only thing sensible and injects the pianist with a serum that causes him to rapidly develop acromegaly (the same disfiguring glandular disease which afflicted actor, Rondo Hatton) and blackmails him and and his daughter for the cure. The movie also features a dangerous gorilla and Glenn Strange as one of the mad doctor's assistants.

This movie is well acted and has a pretty decent script which makes it an enjoyable viewing experience.

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