Friday, November 4, 2016

The Vampire Bat (1933)

Majestic Pictures
Directed by Frank Strayer
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Gullible villagers blame the strange deaths occurring in their town on a vampire. A skeptical police inspector thinks otherwise. His pretty girlfriend Fay Wray is an assistant to a local doctor who has a practice in a large castle. Dwight Frye is a man child who collects bats and keeps them in his house. The villagers suspect Frye of being the vampire and form a lynch mob. The real killer is revealed to have a completely different motive. Poverty Row production makes the most of its low budget, managing at times to reproduce the atmosphere of the famous Universal horror films of the early 1930s. However, tends to be talky and drags a bit in the middle. Frye is excellent, as always.

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