Director: Jean Yarbrough,1940

PLEASE NOTE: This is a NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free release

After the Production Code forced the major studios to shy away frommorbidity, violence, and the supernatural, Bela Lugosi (Dracula) foundrefuge in a place where horror was not only allowed, but enjoying a low-budgetrenaissance: the independent studios of Poverty Row.

In THE DEVIL BAT, Lugosi stars as a scientist who commands a mutant batto avenge himself upon his enemies (using a specially formulated after-shavelotion as the targeting device). Even as he takes diabolical pleasure in such aludicrous premise, Lugosi invests the character with an underlying sense oftragedy, a visionary genius out of step with modern, corporate society.

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The Devil Bat

USA 1940 B&W 68 min 1.33:1
1920 x 1080p 2.0 Mono

Directed by Jean Yarbrough

Produced by Jack Gallagher

Screenplay by John T. Neville

Story by George Bricker

Photographed by Arthur Martinelli

With Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien, Guy Usher, Yolande Donlan