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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Monster Walks (1932)

It's a dark stormy night and a killer ape is one the loose in the family mansion.  This is almost all you really need to know about The Monster Walks.  Throw in a squabble over who will get the family inheritance and the plot is complete.  This film is not so good.  The acting is stiff and the soundtrack is mostly nonexistent.  The plot has no surprises and gives away everything early in the film.  [Yawn.]  To make matters worse, the only African American in the cast is given a role to play that is written in a horribly racist way.  It might have been fine in 1932, but definitely not in 2010.  It made me squirm in my seat, but not in a good way!
After the fertile soil of 1931 that gave us  both Dracula and Frankenstein, The Monster Walks is their inbred cousin.  Thankfully, it's only an hour long but there are far better ways to spend your time.  I couldn't give it a Bad rating because it's not a red hot mess.  However, it's rather forgettable to say the least.
Download a copy of the film from Archive.org
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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