Devil Bat (1941)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 5
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Release Date: Dec 13, 1940 Wide
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 2,026
This campy, entertaining cheapie from PRC Pictures features Bela Lugosi as a chemist who plots an elaborate revenge scheme on his business partners, whom he feels have cheated him out of his share. To this end he develops a mutant breed of vicious, oversized bats and trains several of this breed to home in on a special chemical which he then blends with shaving lotion. Presenting gifts of the lotion to his partners as a peace offering (and browbeating them into splashing it on themselves while
Dec 13, 1940 Wide
Jun 18, 2002
Independent International Pictures Corp.
Dr. Paul Carruthers
"One Shot" McGuire
Arthur Q. Bryan
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In many of his movies, Bela Lugosi has bats in his belfry. But only in 'The Devil Bat' does he *really* have bats in his belfry, or at least in the secret chamber behind his hidden laboratory.
If nothing else, the film does offer the enviable opportunity to hear Lugosi bellow to one of his inferiors, "Imbecile! Bombastic ignoramus!"
the worst bat effect ever
Horror fluff noted for Lugosi starring role.
A corny Monogram cheapie, allowing Lugosi to chew the scenery.
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