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Murders in the Rue Morgue

1932 | United States | 61 min | More...
A still from Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
D-: 1.5 stars (out of 5)
on Thu Jul 15, 2021

Bela Lugosi plays a mad scientist injecting blood from his sideshow ape into abducted women. I appreciated the stylish cinematography and cooky mid-nineteenth-century Paris production design. But the talky script (with dialog punch-ups by John Huston!) and lame ape-suit effects proved too much. The scariest thing about this movie was Lugosi’s unibrow.

Viewing History

    Watched on
    Thu Jul 15, 2021 via Vudu
    Watched on
    Wed Jan 25, 2012 via TCM HD